Following my last blog post about Kruger birds, I’ve been somewhat delayed in following up with my promise of Kruger animals/landscapes – but better late than never.
It was the middle of winter, after a long dry season with little rain, so much of the park was parched and barren. Yet within the monochromatic landscapes, there were subtle colours and patterns.
Here, Zebra, Nyala and Water Buck blend in with the grey scrub and sharp thorns.
An oxpecker bird brings a splash of red and gold…
…while a rainbow skink adds a dazzling blur of colour to this rest-camp wall.
A sunlit lion cub, hesitates before crossing the road.
A crocodile glides between half-submerged trees at Mopani Dam, like an arrow launched from a bow.
In other parts of the park, the colours are more Autumnal: Winter hasn’t quite arrived.
…but the most beautiful colours are reserved for dawn and dusk.