It was my first time on safari, in Kruger NP, South Africa. I was sitting in an open jeep photographing a pride of lions and cubs. Suddenly a lioness came straight up to my side of the jeep, about 4 feet from my elbow resting on the door, which It seemed to me sensible to withdraw!
As the photograph shows, from which I sketched this picture, she was not happy! This buttock clenching clenching moment passed, with her staring at me for a while, giving a roar in my direction and turning away. I did not take the photo’ someone else in the jeep did. I was rigid, trying to pretend it wasn’t happening.
The cloud covering draped over Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa, as I saw it one morning from the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.
So called ‘God’s Window’ in Mpumalanga, South Africa, gives a wonderful panoramic view of Blyde River Canyon, set in the Drakensberg Escarpment.
These cheeky birds are completely at home on African Buffalo. Seen here on the face and back of a dominant bull with his attendant cows, in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
The Cape of Good Hope seen here is very spectacular and often thought to be the southern tip of the African continent. In fact the less spectacular Cape Agulhas, some 90 miles East, is more southerly. Here the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet.