The Big-5 in Black-and-White

The “Big Five” is probably Africa’s most sought-after animals – the term was coined by colonial-era trophy hunters to describe the group of animals considered the most dangerous to hunt: Black Rhino, Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard and Lion. Today, these animals are a major reason for the popularity of South Africa’s wildlife reserves among locals and tourists from all over the world.






We’re participating in the online adventure travel and photography magazine‘s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers. This week’s challenge is “Black-and-White


39 thoughts on “The Big-5 in Black-and-White

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Thank you very much Meg! We’re glad to hear that the photographs show something of the reasons why these animals are so sought-after by people visiting our national parks and nature reserves here in South Africa 😉


  21. Rosemarie

    I love these black and white photos of the Big 5. Magnificent animals. Thank you again for liking my various posts on the Dolomites and my feeble haiku attempts.


    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Thank you Z!

      Looking forward to your entry!

      (The time difference between the US and South Africa makes it easy to get the post in shortly after the new challenge is announced and before heading for work! It’s 4am here now, and we are early risers 😉 …



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