Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Wildlife of Africa

As mentioned in my previous post I went back to South Africa for a two week break and during that time I spent a wonderful week with my folks on the northern coast of Kwazulu-Natal.  We stayed at Cape Vidal which is situated in the southern part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (formerly known as the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park).  It was somewhere we used to visit when I was younger and has a special place in my heart.  I hadn't been there in about 8 years, so quite a lot has changed.  All the horrible exotic plantations have been removed and the natural vegetation is slowly but surely reclaiming the land.  The animal numbers have increased exponentially and we saw so much on the drives we took through the park.  Below are some of the big and scary's that we saw.

Buffalo
Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
ISO 320
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/400


Waterbuck
Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
ISO 500
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/250


Vervet Monkeys
Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
ISO 200
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/100


Burchell's Zebra
Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
ISO 200
Aperture: f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/500

 
Greater Crested Terns
Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
ISO 100
Aperture: f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/500


Kudu Cow
Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
ISO 200
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/400


Nile Crocodile
Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
ISO 200
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/250


Samango Monkey
Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
ISO 200
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/50


Ghost Crab
Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
ISO 100
Aperture: f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/250


Grooming Vervet
Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
ISO 200
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/160

4 comments:

MeetaK said...

Stunning!

cunningeye said...

Thanks M! Am sure it is feeling very Christmassy in Weimar. Hope you have wonderful festive season.

Anonymous said...

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- Daniel

Ruby said...

Followed a link from Mowie's blog and so glad I did - your shots are amazing and very inspirational! I especially loved the crab - the poor little things are so often overlooked! :-)

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