We continue today with Susan Hoffman’s series of photos from South Africa (first installment here). Susan’s notes and IDs are indented.
I saw your appeal for more pics, so I’m finally pulling out some photos that I promised to you quite a while ago, from a trip we made in 2017 to the area near Port Elizabeth, South Africa. We spent most of our time in the Addo Elephant and Mountain Zebra National Parks, which are small but delightful drive-through parks, like mini-Krugers. This first batch is from Addo, and I’ve given you several of some species so that you can choose your favorites. T
Pictures from Mountain Zebra National Park. If you ever have a chance, go to this park! Not at all crowded, wide open vistas, interesting landscape and wonderful animals.
Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) guarding a dead hartebeest. Not great pictures due to intervening bushes, but a very interesting interaction–the two warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus) kept trying to get at the kill, and the two cheetahs had to interrupt their lounging to run them off:
Pictures from Mountain Zebra National Park. Blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus)
Greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), also very numerous: