Monday, February 16, 2015
This colourful setting "caught my eye" recently during our stay in a hotel at the beachfront in Durban . . .
. . . the mood changed once a near-full moon was reflected on the surface of the sea (Indian Ocean) . . .
. . . when I zoomed in to capture that particular source of light.
A night later (during the "real" full-moon-phase) we were in the Drakensberg region, where I observed this view of a full moon just before sunrise . . .
. . . when moments later it looked like a balloon flying high in the sky . . .
. . . or was it a ball - about to run down the incline . . .
. . . before it slowly - somewhat teasingly - disappeared.
Posted by Angelika's World in Photos at 11:16 PM
Saturday, January 17, 2015
At this time of the year animal youngsters in all of South Africa's game reserves "rule" - in my opinion these are fine examples: 1) a baby elephant with attitude!
2) a greedy little impala kid
3) instead of "ducks in a row" - it's baby geese
4) a curious little white rhino
5) this tiny tree squirrel seems to have an issue - perhaps it's about the colour (with regard to the rhinos) mentioned above??
6) a case of "follow your leader"?
7) "a hard day's night" - my (tongue-in-cheek) caption to this last photo today BUT in total today's entry is number 301 on my (this) photo-blog!!!
Posted by Angelika's World in Photos at 1:08 AM
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Greetings from the African bush - a small elephant herd resting in the shade of a tree in the Kruger National Park.
An endearing scene of the otherwise highly endangered White rhino - a male appearing to stand guard behind a female and her calf.
"At the river" - a Goliath heron holding sway over a hippo?
Tranquility in its purest form? Relaxing "in the shadow" of the majestic Cathkin Peak (slightly hidden by clouds in the background) of the Drakensberg Mountain range.
A photographer's dream site - waves crashing high against rocks at the Storms River mouth in the Tsitsikamma National Park.
A new day dawns - right in front of one's hotel room at The Point in Mosselbay.
Posted by Angelika's World in Photos at 10:43 PM
Friday, October 31, 2014
Was this old male lion dangerous . . .
. . . or just having a bad-hair-day?
The question is: when on a game-drive in an open safari vehicle, how long does it feel safe to stop next to a hyena, even if it has a tame, dog-like appearance?
Less threatening, even if it is the largest mammal, is a Northern Right whale, visiting our shores at this time of the year & now counting as number 6 of the BIG 7 (no longer only the BIG 5).
An interesting encounter was with this Marshal eagle & its prey - which at first looked as if it could be an enormous snake, until we "discovered" it had legs . . .
. . . then drove around the tree & saw it was a leguaan! The magnificent raptor certainly had a typically fierce look about it.
As close an encounter with a hippo, especially at night, as this was, is more dangerous than probably "meeting" any of the above animals "along the way".
Posted by Angelika's World in Photos at 6:59 AM
Monday, August 18, 2014
A photographic tour through the wintery landscape of South Africa right now includes an orange-golden sunset in Johannesburg . . .
a colourful scene in the Kruger National Park . . .
unfortunately also a devastating fire in the Hluhluwe Game Park . . .
a serene scene in the uKhahlamba/Drakensberg area . . .
an always pleasant view across the sea at Plettenbergbay . . .
the contradictory green effect of the semi-arid Klein Karoo region . . .
as well as sleepy-looking Campsbay with the 12 Apostles in the background.
Posted by Angelika's World in Photos at 9:12 AM
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Today I want to share a kind of "visual reality" with regard to the 6 major cities in South Africa & to use only ONE word to describe them. [IF you don't agree OR have another description - feel free to share]
SLEEPY Cape Town
WINDY Port Elizabeth
Posted by Angelika's World in Photos at 11:51 PM
Sunday, June 22, 2014
When driving through our country right now, magnificent red flowers are "the order of the day" during these winter months . . .
. . . from the Coral trees along the the Panorama Route (in the Mpumalanga Province) . . .
. . . with its (raptor) claw-like flowers . . .
. . . to the blooming aloes, which can be found all over the country . . .
. . . either "acting" as a frame . .
. . . or representing the "centre piece" . . .
. . . attracting a great variety of insects and birds - other than their aesthetically pleasing aspect.
Posted by Angelika's World in Photos at 4:42 AM