The powerful and enormous Big 5 was amazing to see — at least the ones that made an appearance — but some of my favorite animals to spot in Kruger were of the more compact variety. The birds and other small creatures going about their day-to-day lives dressed in their colorful feathers hunting or bathing did a good job of sometimes stealing the show.
Enjoy the vibrant, slightly smaller side of Kruger through the 100-400mm lens I rented for our big Kruger safari adventure.
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill with a spider in its mouth for lunch.
Southern Carmine Bee-Eater
The next two images are of a Grey Heron who caught himself some lunch. A Hawk was lurking in the trees, swooped down but was unsuccessful in stealing the Herons’ lunch. It was a very cool scene!
Not so fast Mr. Hawk!
European Roller snack time
My favorite! The Saddle-Billed Stork
African Fish Eagle (with lunch under its claws)
Dung Beetle (We slammed on the brakes of the car when we saw a ball moving very quickly across the road. These beetles do some serious work, standing in a hand stand — if you will — and pushing the dung ball with their hind legs.)
Lizard with a deck view