Category Archives: Weekly Photo Challenge

Crimson-breasted Shrike

Laniarius atrococcineus

The Crimson-breasted shrike is a small (53g, 25cm) insectivorous bird native to the drier north-western regions of South Africa and neighbouring Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe, where it can be found in thorny savanna thickets. They are monogamous and pairs defend a territory throughout the year, though breeding occurs mainly in the summer months. They build their nests of bark and spiderwebs.

 

The striking scarlet, black and white plumage of the Crimson-breasted Shrike is a perfect fit for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge “Vibrant“.

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Optimistic

When we’re out exploring South Africa’s wild places, the world’s problems seem a little further away…

Optimistic” is this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge theme.

Heavyweights

Wide load ahead! African elephants laying claim to the road…

Weight(less)” is the theme for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge.

Circle

The unusual posterior markings of the waterbuck is an ideal fit for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge “Circle“!

 

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Eye Spy

An irritating fly homing in on its target; the eye of an impala ewe in the Kruger National Park.

Impala being targeted by a biting fly

Impala being targeted by a biting fly

Eye Spy” is the theme for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge

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If you enjoy de Wets Wild as much as we enjoy sharing our love for South Africa’s wild places and their denizens with you, please vote for us in the 2015 South African Blog Awards.

We’ve entered the categories for “Best Travel Blog” and “Best Environmental Blog”, and you are allowed to vote for us in both. Clicking on the badge below will bring you to the voting site.

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Thank you very much for your support!

Victory

Two plains zebra stallions battling it out in Ithala Game Reserve.

Victory” is the theme for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge

Careful

Careful now, that’s quite close enough!

Buffalo

Buffalo

This buffalo, seen at Pafuri in Kruger National Park, made it abundantly clear that we shouldn’t venture any closer…

Careful” is the theme for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge