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Lioness crossing the mkuze river. The Zimanga pride spend a fair amount of time at the river, with enough patience we get to see these cats in the water.. Here we chose to sit with the youngsters when the older female decided to cross.. Light was tough but i love this scene.. ----------------------------------------------------------------- The only way you're going to reach places you've never gone is if you do things you've never done. ------------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #lionsofinsta #lionsofafrica #lionsofafrica_ #africageophoto

Prehistoric tank. A handsome Black Rhino bull strolls past on his way to the water hole. Africa’s black rhino population plummeted from hundreds of thousands in 1900 to fewer than 2,500 by 2000. Uncontrolled hunting was to blame – at first for trophies, and then to supply the lucrative market for its horn. This occurred mostly in China and the Middle East. Today, some - - 4,300!! remain and the species is classed as Critically Endangered but sadly it doesnt help itself as the black rhino has the highest known combat mortality rate for any mammal. As much as half of males meet their end fighting. --------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #conservation #endangeredwildlife #nuts_about_wildlife #wildlifepic #africageophoto #africageographic

Cheetah chill out.. A trio of cheetah having a drinks break.. A female on the left and two males on the right, have a quick pause from a heated encounter to sip up some much needed hydration.. Another great morning with Zimanga's cheetah.. ------------------------------------------------------------------- "And so I have to live. Because we live for more than just ourselves, Most of the time we live for others, keep putting one foot before the other, left and right, left and right, so that walking becomes a habit, just like breathing. Ina n out, left and right." ~ Thrity Umrigar. ------------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #conservation #cheetah #africageophoto #cheetahtopic #africageographic #nuts_about_wildlife

The Black-crowned night Heron. A special visitor at the lagoon hide. They primarily eat small fish, crustaceans, frogs, aquatic insects, small mammals, and small birds. They are among the seven heron species observed to engage in bait fishing; luring or distracting fish by tossing edible or inedible buoyant objects into water within their striking range – a rare example of tool use among birds. ------------------------------------------------------------ "I love the silent hour of night, For blissful dreams may then arise, Revealing to my charmed sight What may not bless my waking eyes." ~ Anne Brontë. ------------------------------------------------------------ #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #conservation #birdsofinstagram #birdsofsouthafrica #birdphotography #Bird #bestbirdsofinstagram

Parched Princess.. A beautiful young female cheetah stoops low, lapping up some water.. We enjoyed a memorable morning with this Beaty, as she had some interesting interactions with the Zimanga coalition.. Here she managed to find a chance to get away just long enough to get in a sip. ------------------------------------------------------------ "My hunger is not for lack of ‘things’ to nurture me. Rather, it’s about the lack of the ‘right things’ to nurture me." ~ Craig D. Lounsbrough. ------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #conservation #cheetah #endangeredwildlife #nuts_about_wildlife #wildlifepic #cheetahtopic

Poised to strike.. One of the best personalities from the Lagoon hide. The Green backed Heron, stands ready and waiting for any unsuspecting fish to come swimming near by.. ------------------------------------------------------------ "On your way to accomplish greatness, you will hear a lot of noise. Listen to your inner voice and never let the distraction of the crowd discolour your poise." ~ Israelmore Ayivor. -------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #conservation #birdsofinstagram #birdsofsouthafrica #birdphotography #Bird #birdstagram

Lets be friends.. A male rhino shares a brief tender moment with a smaller female.. When describing the basic behavior of a black rhino its not often that gentle comes to mind.. ------------------------------------------------------------- "Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” ~ Muhammad Ali. ------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #wild #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #conservation #endangeredwildlife #nuts_about_wildlife #wildlifepic

Seeing double.. Two male cheetah scan the horizon for any sign of a meal.. I absolutely love spending time with these two boys, they are super photogenic and very toleant of us.. Allowing us to view them on foot from a safe distance.. The low angle possibilities are endless.. ------------------------------------------------------------- "Opportunity can benefit no man who has not fitted himself to seize it and use it. Opportunity woos the worthy, shuns the unworthy. Prepare yourself to grasp opportunity, and opportunity is likely to come your way. It is not so fickle, capricious and unreasoning as some complain." ~ Author: B.C. Forbes. ------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #conservation #cheetah #endangeredwildlife #nuts_about_wildlife #wildlifepic #cheetahtopic

The old man.. Portrait of a Marabou Stork. Listed as one of the ugly 5 - the marabou stork stands looking around for any tasty morsels that it can gobble up. ----------------------------------------------------------- "The very old and the very young have something in common that makes it right that they should be left alone together. Dawn and sunset see stars shining in a blue sky; but morning and midday and afternoon do not, poor things." ~ Elizabeth Goudge. ------------------------------------------------------------ #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #conservation

Sitting proud. A male cheetah carries the typical cheetah body language.. A proud cat that no matter its slight build and fragile composition sits as if you owe it something or purposefully ignores you in the hope of your disappearance... A memorable sighting with these memorable male cheetah.. ---------------------------------------------------------------- "Beauty is a gift, just like good health or intelligence. The only thing is not to be proud of being beautiful. Because you didn't do anything - it was given to you." ~ Monica Bellucci. ---------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #conservation #cheetah #endangeredwildlife #nuts_about_wildlife #wildlifepic #cheetahtopic

Memorable encounters.. One of the best black rhino interactions /encounters ive had the pleasure of... One of the first interactions between these two beautiful giants.. --------------------------------------------------------- "In a person's life time there may be not more than half a dozen occasions that he can look back to in the certain knowledge that right then, at that moment, there was room for nothing but happiness in his heart." ~ Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. --------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #conservation #cheetah #endangeredwildlife #nuts_about_wildlife #wildlifepic

#tbt To that morning when i was in the bird hide and this big cat showed up.. Nature is full of surprises, this big male made use of the bird bath hide to quench his thirst after finishing off the last bit of a zebra kill nearby. ---------------------------------------------------------- "Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks." ~ Samuel Johnson. ---------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #conservation #Lion #lionsofinsta #lionsofafrica_ #featured_wildlife #nuts_about_wildlife #capturethewild

Vantage.. A handsome male cheetah climbing a fallen tree stump to have a better look at his surroundings. Often thought of as a cat that can't climb, the cheetah does in fact climb. They stick to climbing the easier things though, fallen trees, large termite mounds and big boulders. Having doglike nails they just cant grip as well as their cousins the leopard.. -------------------------------------------------------------- "Life's gift to you is your unique vantage point. Your gift to life is expressing from it." ~ Alan Cohen. -------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #conservation #cheetah #endangeredwildlife #nuts_about_wildlife #wildlifepic #cheetahtopic

A male cheetah - backlit in the afternoon light.. One of the Zimanga males lazing in the afternoon sun.. Keeping an eye out for a good meal.. ------------------------------------------------------- - A renowned genius once asked a student, "What are you watching when you sit on a hillside in the late afternoon as the colors turn from yellow to orange and red and finally darkness?" He answered, "You are watching the sunset." The genius responded, "That is what is wrong with our age. You know full well you are not watching the sun set. You are watching the world turn." ~ Jeremy Kagan. ------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #conservation #cheetah #endangeredwildlife #nuts_about_wildlife #wildlifepic #cheetahtopic

Little one.. A baby elephant looks to hide under his mother as a large bull approaches .. Hard to imagine the size this little one will reach. Elephant brains are larger than those of any other land animal. A wide variety of behaviours associated with intelligence have been attributed to elephants, including those associated with grief, making music, art, altruism, play, use of tools, compassion and self-awareness. ---------------------------------------------------------- "He whose intellect overcomes his lust is higher than the angels; he whose lust overcomes his intelligence is less than an animal." ~ Rumi. ---------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #conservation #elephant #featured_wildlife #africanelephant

Lapping at it.. A male cheetah stretches out to get a drink of water. - cheetahs must have water to survive. However, unlike most other animals, cheetahs can survive for long periods of time without drinking water. Instead, they obtain water from the body fluid of their prey. This enables cheetahs to go up to ten days without taking an additional drink of water. --------------------------------------------------------- "Water, thou hast no taste, no color, no odor; canst not be defined, art relished while ever mysterious. Not necessary to life, but rather life itself, thou fillest us with a gratification that exceeds the delight of the senses." ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery. #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #conservation #cheetah #endangeredwildlife #nuts_about_wildlife #wildlifepic

Water the gift of life.. And so much more. A elephant bull forgets his age and holds nothing back when having some aquatic fun.. ------------------------------------------------------ "Water was something he loved, something he respected. He understood its beauty and its dangers. He talked about swimming as if it were a way of life." ~ Benjamin Alire Sáenz. ------------------------------------------------------ #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #conservation #elephant #featured_wildlife

Meal fit for a king.. A large male lion snacks on the left overs of a wildebeest kill.. He stole the meal from his females, something that male lions do quite often.. Lions are all about conserving energy - so it makes sense.. So much easier to just take a meal instead of having to try and make a kill.. ---------------------------------------------------------- "When you die, the energy that kept you alive filters into the people you loved. Did you know that? It's like a fire you've tended all your life, and the sparks are all scattered into the wind.... That's why we survive as long as we do, because the people who loved us keep us going." ~ Kevin Brockmeier. ---------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #lionsofinsta #lionsofafrica_ #natgeoyourshot

Undercover.. A young female cheetah spends the morning enjoying the sun on a raised mound.. Using it as cover in case she can spy any prey animals nearby.. This female is the newest feline addition to the Zimanga family.. ---------------------------------------------------------- "All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways. This madness can be saving; it is part and parcel of the ability to adapt. Without it, no species would survive." ~ Yann Martel. ---------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #internationalcheetahday #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #conservation #cheetah #endangeredwildlife #nuts_about_wildlife #wildlifepic #cheetahtopic #cheetahday

Summer time fun.. A elephant calf follws the herd into a water hole, a activity that is enjoyed by the whole herd.. Weightlessness for the largest land animal must be Magical! -------------------------------------------------------- "Life continues even if no one has proven to us the shape and size of the Earth, even if no one has informed us about the composition of air and the depth of sky. We will not float in weightlessness simply because we have not read the lesson on gravity." ~ Danail Hristov. -------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #conservation #elephant #africa #animal_sultans #featuredwildlife

Rock Python.. I managed to safely catch and release this beautiful rock python from the garden.. She was in the process of shedding her skin.. The molting of the skin occurs regularly in snakes. This is when old skin is outgrown. In the case of snakes, it is called shedding or ecdysis. Snakes will rub against rough surfaces to shed their skin. ------------------------------------------------------- "There is a perfection in everything that cannot be owned." ~ Anaïs Nin. ------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #conservation #endangeredwildlife #nuts_about_wildlife #snake

Look to the heavens.. A Lioness looks skyward as vultures start to circle a zebra kill that the pride managed to make.. Lions will often keep an eye on the activity of scavengers in case there is a opportunity to score a free meal.. ------------------------------------------------------ "The message of the heavens is not for those looking to the ground, but for those looking to the heavens!" ~ Mehmet Murat ildan. ------------------------------------------------------ #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #conservation #Lion #lionsofafrica #lionsofinsta #lionsofafrica_

Watchful.. One of the 'boys' looks around whilst at a water hole.. Being the fastest land animal doesn't exclude them from being victim of pressure from larger predators such as lions, hyena and leopards. -------------------------------------------------------- "More firm and sure the hand of courage strikes, when it obeys the watchful eye of caution." ~ James Thomson. -------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #conservation #cheetah #endangeredwildlife #nuts_about_wildlife #cheetahtopic

Thirst.. A male cheetah having a drink, we spent the afternoon looking for this handsome male and his brother.. And after looking everywhere we finally managed to track them down at a small waterhole. On a hot day, luckily we found them just in time.. ------------------------------------------------------------- "We are often taught to look for the beauty in all things, so in finding it, the layman asks the philosopher while the philosopher asks the photographer." ~ Criss Jami. ------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #conservation #cheetah #endangeredwildlife #nuts_about_wildlife

Is the sky falling? A dikkop or water thick knee looks up at the sky in disbelief as rain starts to fall at the Lagoon hide.. ------------------------------------------------------- "Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life." ~ John Updike. ------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #lionsofinsta #Bird #birdsofsouthafrica

Motionless motion. One of my favorite characters at the lagoon hide, the green backed heron. . Stands motionless as droplets from a bit of rain are falling all around him.. --------------------------------------------------------- "Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau. --------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #Bird #birdsofinstagram #birdsofsouthafrica #birdphotography #birdsphotography #bestbirdsofinstagram

Africa.. A female leopard perched in a tree looking around for a chance to find some supper. Its been really exciting to see this "new" young female on Zimanga and we are hoping that she makes this her permanent residence. ------------------------------------------------------- “The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa – for he has so much to look forward to.” ~ unknown. ------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #leopard #sunset

Zululand.. Zimanga's handsome male cheetah take a minute to scent mark on one of Zululands more iconic tree species, a beautiful fever tree. ------------------------------------------------------------ "The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself." ~ William Blake. ------------------------------------------------------------ #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #conservation #cheetah #endangeredwildlife

Monochrome monarch. A male lion stands staring into the distance.. Noticing movement in the surrounds, staying alert for any possible prey item. -------------------------------------------------------- "So many had burned opportunities in the name of postponement, believing that another opportunity will arise. They fail to seize the spur of the moment, without thinking that maybe, that could be their last chance to actualize their long nurtured dreams. Achieving your heart desires in this century requires your alertness, diligence, and overcoming the hindrances that procrastination brings." ~ Michael Bassey Johnson. -------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #lionsofinsta #lionsofafrica #lionsofafrica_

Nabbed.. A Green-backed heron snatches up some breakfast at one of Zimangas hides.. Lagoon hide is Amazing this time of year.. --------------------------------------------------------- "Just be patient. Let the game come to you. Don't rush. Be quick, but don't hurry." ~ Earl Monroe. ---------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #conservation #birdsofinstagram #birdsofsouthafrica #birdphotography #Bird

Blank stare.. A male cheetah has a quick look around after a good roll in the damp sand.. We'd just found them snoozing next to a water hole.. The heat is here as summer starts to flex its muscle. ------------------------------------------------------ "I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles. You will hardly know who I am or what I mean But I shall be good health to you nonetheless And filter and fibre your blood." ~ Walt Whitman. ------------------------------------------------------ #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #conservation

Snarl.. A male lion shows some aggression just after mating with one of the females.. ------------------------------------------------------------ "The real victim of anger is the host, because the target is either unaware or doesn’t care." ~ Vincent Okay Nwachukwu. ------------------------------------------------------------ #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography #lionsofinsta #Lion #lionsofafrica #Lion

Limitless joy.. Three of Zimanga's young elephants hold nothing back as they have some fun in the sun.. You can see and feel the happiness when they have a chance to play.. ------------------------------------------------------ "Sometimes you just have to jump in a mud puddle because it's there. Never get so old that you forget about having fun." ~ Tom Giaquinto. ------------------------------------------------------ #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography

Diamonds in the sky.. Water droplets suspended in the air as a pied kingfisher sits motionless, trying to withstand a splash made by its partner fishing nearby.. ------------------------------------------------------ "You are a diamond, unbreakable if it is so, and broken, in any shape, remains still a diamond." ~ Ehsan Sehgal. ------------------------------------------------------ #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #birdsofinstagram #birdsofsouthafrica #birdphotography #featuredwildlife #bestbirdsofinstagram #birdstagram #birds_captures #animal_sultans

Lookout.. One of the male cheetah of Zimanga vigilantly keeping an eye out.. Cheetahs aren't always the predators; sometimes they're the prey, too. The youngsters are especially susceptible to the dangers of predation. The species various predators include human beings, leopards, eagles, spotted hyenas and lions. ------------------------------------------------------- "You must stay vigilant … You must take care of yourselves and not rely on the whims of great men to decide your destiny, for that is when you will be deceived—not with a threat with a treat." ~ Benjamin Ellefson. ------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #cheetah

Intimidation tactics.. Day to day drama unfolding at the lagoon hide.. In the background a water thick knee - wings open to make itself look bigger.. A water monitor is on the prowl for food - They are carnivores and their diet consists of whatever is on offer. Water monitors have been recorded eating everything from frogs, crabs, invertebrates and lizards, to small mammals and birds. But perhaps they are best known for their raiding of nest sites. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- "We have the greatest power through love that can be known. It overcomes everything with its fierce and steady truth, if you can continue to stand in it." ~ Jay Woodman. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_allnature #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #birdsofinstagram #birdsofsouthafrica #birdphotography #featuredwildlife #wildography #wildographyandsafaris #naturegram

Summer time.. The summer heat has hit South Africa and the bush is loving it. . Zimanga's elephants love to swim, and on these hot days they are normally at the main dam cooling off.. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ "The best thing about summer is that it is a time of freedom, when the best we can do is simply letting go of all our limits and learning how to engage with the beauty of the sea, sky, flowers, and the whole nature. In summer, we live through our senses." ~ unknown. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_community #raw_black_n_white #featuredwildlife #elephant #blackandwhite

Thirsty feline.. A male lion takes a moment to quench his thirst at one of Zimangas bird bath hides. Quite a surprise when your mentally prepared to take photos of little birds.. -------------------------------------------------------------------- "But,instead of what our imagination makes us suppose and which we worthless try to discover,life gives us something that we could hardly imagine." ~ Marcel Proust. -------------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #lionsofinstagram #lionsofafrica #lionsofafrica_ #wildlife_photography #capturethewild #animalsofinstagram #animals #featuredwildlife

Hidden in plain sight.. One of the younger lions of Zimanga checking us out from its little hiding spot.. ---------------------------------------------------------- "Failure is where success likes to hide in plain sight." Scott Adams --------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #wildlifeaddicts #nature_perfection #lionsofinstagram #lionsofafrica