Southern Africa 2006 - 2017

When travelling and photographing in southern Africa's nature parks, we sometimes encountered exiting animal behaviour. Drinking, eating, fighting or mating. This is our collection of natural animal behaviour.


Fauna observations: Birds
African darter catching fish
African darter action
An African darter catching a fish in Moremi GR in Botswana
African fish eagle hunting
African fish eagle hunting
Fish eagle hunting for prey at Mpondo Dam in Kruger NP
Bateleur family
Bateleur family
Family of Bateleur gathering at Nossob waterhole
Cape weaver mating
Cape weaver mating
Cape weavers mating in West Coast NP
Crowned lapwing eating
Crowned lapwing eating
A crowned lapwing digging in the Kgalagadi sand
Gabar goshawk mating
Gabar goshawk mating
Gabar goshawks mating in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Greater kestrel in flight
Greater kestrel in flight
Greater kestrel take-off and landing in Kgalagadi TP
Hamerkop eating
Hamerkop eating
A hamerkop eating a frog at Kwang waterhole in Kgalagadi TP
Lanner falcon eating
Lanner falcon eating
Lanner falcon perched in a tree, feeding on a small prey animal
Lilac-breasted roller eating
Roller eating
A lilac-breasted roller eating a small mouse near Bedinkt waterhole in Kgalagadi TP
Martial eagle stretching wings
Martial eagle stretching
A juvenile martial eagle stretching wings along the Auob river in KTP
Ostrich fighting
Ostrich fighting
Male ostriches fighting for dominance in Kgalagadi TP
Ostrich mating
Ostrich mating
Ostriches mating near 13e Boorgat in the Auob riverbed in Kgalagadi TP
Pied kingfisher eating
Pied kingfisher eating
Pied kingfisher eating a fish near a small stream in Kruger NP
Pygmy falcon mating
Pygmy falcon mating
Pygmy falcons mating in a tree in Kgalagadi TP
Red-knobbed coot mating
Red-knobbed coot mating
Red-knobbed coot mating in West Coast NP
Swallow-tailed bee-eater eating
Bee-eater eating
Swallow-tailed bee-eaters with a variety of insects
Tawny eagle mating
Tawny eagle mating
Tawny eagles mating in the Auob river in Kgalagadi TP
Wahlberg's eagle eating a dwarf mongoose
Wahlberg's eagle eating
Wahlberg's eagle eating a dwarf mongoose in Kruger NP
White-backed vulture flying
Vulture airborne
White-backed vulture taking to the air

Fauna observations: Mammals
Black-backed jackal family
Black-backed jackal family
Black-backed jackal family life
Black-backed jackal hunting
Black-backed jackal hunting
Black-backed jackal attempting to catch a dove
Cape fox family
Cape fox family
Cape fox family life along the Auob riverbed in KTP
Cheetah eating
Cheetah eating
Cheetah feeding on a prey
Cheetah family
Cheetah family
Cheetah family life
Cheetah hunting
Cheetah hunting
Cheetah hunting in the Auob (1) (2) (3) and Nossob river beds of Kgalagadi TP
Elephant family
Elephant family
Young male elephant on a slippery Shingwedzi river side in Kruger NP
Elephant fighting
Elephant fighting
Elephant fighting at Klopperfontein in Kruger NP
Gemsbok fighting
Gemsbok fighting
Gemsbok fighting for dominance in Etosha NP
Giraffe drinking
Giraffe drinking
Giraffes have different drinking techniques
Giraffe fighting
Giraffe fighting
Two giraffes fighting for dominance
Giraffe mating
Giraffe mating
Displaying and mating giraffes in Khama Rhino Sanctuary in Botswana
Hippo fighting
Hippo fighting
Hippos fighting to protect or conquer territories
Hippo yawning
Hippo yawning
Hippo yawning in Moremi GR in Botswana
Honey badger hunting
Honey badger hunting
Honey badger digging for food and eating a scorpion
Leopard yawning
Leopard yawning
Yawning leopard in Kgalagadi TP
Lion eating
Lion eating
Lions feeding on a variety of prey
Lion family
Lion family
Lions family life
Lion hunting buffalo
Lion hunting buffalo
Lions hunting buffalo and... buffalo hunting lions
Lions mating
Lions mating
Lions mating near Marie-se-Gat in the Nossob riverbed in Kgalagadi TP
Lion yawning
Lion yawning
Lions sleep a lot of the time...
Slender mongoose mating
Slender mongoose mating
Slender mongooses mating in the Auob riverbed in Kgalagadi TP
Spotted hyaena family
Spotted hyaena family
Spotted hyaena family life
Springbok fighting
Springbok fighting
Springbok fighting for dominance in the her
Springbok pronking
Springbok pronking
Springbok pronking in the early morning in the Nossob river be
Suricate eating
Suricate eating
Suricate digging for food and eating
Warthog family
Warthog family
Warthog mother with piglets
Zebra fighting
Zebra fighting
Male zebras determining their position in the herd

Fauna observations: Reptiles
Cape cobra in car
Cape cobra in car
A cape cobra hiding in our car to enjoy the heat of the engine
Namib sand snake eating
Namib sand snake eating
Namib sand snake catching and eating a lizard
Nile croc and fish eagle
Nile croc and fish eagle
A Nile crocodile loses his prey to a fish-eagle