Like the “photos of readers” section, new submissions here are scant, so please send in your good wildlife photos lest the feature disappear.
Today’s contributions come from reader “sherfolder,” who sent an installment of five sets from South Africa. Today is the first. Sherfolder’s comments and IDs are indented.
At the beginning of March, I was on a two-week round trip in South Africa and was lucky that the trip could be carried out as it was planned (on the day of our departure the government imposed an entry ban due to the corona pandemic).
From Cape Town via the Garden Route and via Johannesburg we also visited the Kruger National Park and a few days later the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, the latter being the second oldest national park worldwide after Yellowstone.
In March the autumn season starts in South Africa but the vegetation is still very green and many plants are in bloom and of intense colours. The first animal that crossed the path early in the morning at 6:30 am was a spotted hyena. They were followed by giraffes, elephants, zebras, water buffaloes and hippos lying in waterholes, langurs, many many impalas along the way, and, as a highlight, a young lioness.