Tyrone_kruger (ty_kruger)

@ty_kruger

Aspiring wildlife photographer-photograpic guide@zimangagamereserve All photos are my own. #nature #wildlife #photography @raw_community_member

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Excitement overload when this beautiful animal decided to treat us with an appearance..

The Serval, strikingly beautiful in design and appearance..
Its hard not to take hundreds of photos of them..
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"The elegance under pressure is the result of fearlessness."

~  Ashish Patel.

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Excitement overload when this beautiful animal decided to treat us with an appearance.. The Serval, strikingly beautiful in design and appearance.. Its hard not to take hundreds of photos of them.. ------------------------------------------------------------------ "The elegance under pressure is the result of fearlessness." ~ Ashish Patel. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturephotography

Tbt when the cubs were a whole lot easier to photograph..

Tender moments to be cherished forever...
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"I weave around your heart
Drawing out your sorrow
In slow-releasing tendrils
I tend to your wounds
And bathe you in tender love." 
~  Collette O'Mahon.
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#ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturephotography

Tbt when the cubs were a whole lot easier to photograph.. Tender moments to be cherished forever... -------------------------------------------------------------------- "I weave around your heart Drawing out your sorrow In slow-releasing tendrils I tend to your wounds And bathe you in tender love." ~ Collette O'Mahon. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturephotography

 
Day dreamer..
A little cheetah cub takes a moments rest from playing to ponder the meaning of life..

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"Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." 
~ Oscar Wilde.
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Day dreamer.. A little cheetah cub takes a moments rest from playing to ponder the meaning of life.. ------------------------------------------------------------------- "Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." ~ Oscar Wilde. -------------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturephotography

Vulture portrait..

Beautifully designed, the vulture has its pretty sides too..

This white-backed vulture, a visitor at the scavenger hide.
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"You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful." 
~  Amy Bloom.
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Vulture portrait.. Beautifully designed, the vulture has its pretty sides too.. This white-backed vulture, a visitor at the scavenger hide. ------------------------------------------------------------------ "You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful." ~ Amy Bloom. ------------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturephotography

Up close..

A closer look at one of Zimanga’s big guns. When seen at this range and level you do honestly feel humbled by their size and power.
Their muscles rippling under their skin as they reach down to drink..
Effortless power.. 
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"The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking." 
~  Albert Einstein.
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Up close.. A closer look at one of Zimanga’s big guns. When seen at this range and level you do honestly feel humbled by their size and power. Their muscles rippling under their skin as they reach down to drink.. Effortless power.. ------------------------------------------------------------------- "The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking." ~ Albert Einstein. -------------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturephotography

 
Lazy days..

A young female lion yawning late afternoon..

One of Zimanga's beautiful female lions photographed near the one overnight hide.

With one of adult females having new cubs, the subadults have been off on their own mission..
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"Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will--tomorrow"
~  Gloria Pitzer.
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Lazy days.. A young female lion yawning late afternoon.. One of Zimanga's beautiful female lions photographed near the one overnight hide. With one of adult females having new cubs, the subadults have been off on their own mission.. ----------------------------------------------------------------- "Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will--tomorrow" ~ Gloria Pitzer. ------------------------------------------------------------------ #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturephotography

Adoring,

Fast becoming one of my favorite things to do..
- Spending time with these little cheetah, and watching them grow..

So obviously they have become the focus of most of my images. And i dont mind at all..

They are doing well and promise to be taking up a whole bunch more of my time as i follow their lives and the endless struggle of survival.
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"Kiss your scars. Fall in love with them. They ought to serve as life-affirming reminders—a lingering trace of hope. The only reason we have these scars is because we survived and are still here." 
~  Kamand Kojouri.
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#ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturephotography

Adoring, Fast becoming one of my favorite things to do.. - Spending time with these little cheetah, and watching them grow.. So obviously they have become the focus of most of my images. And i dont mind at all.. They are doing well and promise to be taking up a whole bunch more of my time as i follow their lives and the endless struggle of survival. ---------------------------------------------------------------- "Kiss your scars. Fall in love with them. They ought to serve as life-affirming reminders—a lingering trace of hope. The only reason we have these scars is because we survived and are still here." ~ Kamand Kojouri. ----------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturephotography

Meek and Mild.. 

A little cheetah cub looks up at its mother as if to ask for more.
They were feeding off a kill that she had made moments before..

- lions -  hyenas and even vultures will drive a cheetah off its kill, 
so cheetah must often eat quickly or flee to avoid confrontations.

Lone adults may hunt every two to five days, compared to a female with cubs that may make a kill daily. An adult cheetah eats on average about 2.5 - 3 kg of meat per day.
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"There is power in a quiet spirit." 
~  Lidia Longorio.
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#ty_kruger #nature #wildlife #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlifephotography #naturephotography

Meek and Mild.. A little cheetah cub looks up at its mother as if to ask for more. They were feeding off a kill that she had made moments before.. - lions - hyenas and even vultures will drive a cheetah off its kill, so cheetah must often eat quickly or flee to avoid confrontations. Lone adults may hunt every two to five days, compared to a female with cubs that may make a kill daily. An adult cheetah eats on average about 2.5 - 3 kg of meat per day. ------------------------------------------------------------------- "There is power in a quiet spirit." ~ Lidia Longorio. ------------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #nature #wildlife #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlifephotography #naturephotography

Waiting, patiently..

A lion sits and scans the surrounding area, maybe hoping to hear the females making a successful kill or for some lost soul to wonder too close.. Often as seen here male lion need to set out by themselves patrolling the boundaries of their territory. Making sure no intruders are there.
They might need to hunt during these escapades..
studies show that male lions use dense vegetation to hunt their prey, while females cooperate together to hunt.Male lions also tend to hunt alone, making their surprise strategy necessary.
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"The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace." 
~  Mahatma Gandhi.
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#ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturephotography

Waiting, patiently.. A lion sits and scans the surrounding area, maybe hoping to hear the females making a successful kill or for some lost soul to wonder too close.. Often as seen here male lion need to set out by themselves patrolling the boundaries of their territory. Making sure no intruders are there. They might need to hunt during these escapades.. studies show that male lions use dense vegetation to hunt their prey, while females cooperate together to hunt.Male lions also tend to hunt alone, making their surprise strategy necessary. ------------------------------------------------------------------- "The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace." ~ Mahatma Gandhi. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturephotography

 
Family portrait.

A female cheetah and her youngsters sit scanning the horizon.. Zebras alarm calling in the distance.
Another memorable moment with this special female.

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The family is one of nature's masterpieces.

George Santayana
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#ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturephotography

Family portrait. A female cheetah and her youngsters sit scanning the horizon.. Zebras alarm calling in the distance. Another memorable moment with this special female. ---------------------------------------------------------------- The family is one of nature's masterpieces. George Santayana --------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturephotography

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