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Friday, August 7, 2009

Pilansberg Game Reserve - Part 2

At lunch time I stopped by the restaurant to get a bit to eat and the warthog was making a meal of the lovely grass in front of it. No digging for wild plants for him, he has cultured tastes.
A car had just ridden by this point and the people inside did not notice the elephant so well disguised as a rock on the side of the road.
This lioness was watching a herd of Wildebeest across the road. Okay it was lunch time and I suppose her stomach growls too!!
Rock Hyrax are the favorite food of the eagles and are always on the lookout for them.
One of the Acacia trees gets this pretty flower on it.
The insects are busy collecting pollen on the wonderful of varity of buds around.
The giraffe is almost 20 feet in height when fully fron and it always seems as if they are looking down their noses at you.
This was was of my attempts to catch a dragonfly in flight. All the others had not been very successful, but at least on this one I could make out what it was I was trying to take a picture of, the rest were just blurred lines. LOL!!
This cute red one was kind enough to settle down nearby in order for me to take its picture. We have about 160 species of dragon and damselflies in SA.
These pretty wild flowers are almost translucent and about 3 inches in diameter.

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