In late November 2008, I embarked upon a 5-day safari of Kruger National Park in South Africa.
My camera was a standard point-and-shoot, Canon Digital IXUS 860 IS (aka PowerShot).
Because fencing marks the perimeter of the park, there is an abundance of wildlife, including the Big 5. I managed to see them all, except a leopard, which is considered the hardest to spot. There were also a few cheetah running around, but I didn't see them either, as they are often stationary during the midday heat. I saw a white rhinoceros on my last day, however it was too far back in the brush to capture clearly on camera.
Giraffes were a common sighting
A herd of elephants enjoy a swimming hole in the distance
Breakfast was the same every morning - scrambled eggs, ham, and a mix of mushrooms, tomatos, and onions
Lizard eating scrambled eggs (someone fed him to get a better photo)
Elephants were often seen feeding, but not usually this close to the road
The view from our 4x4 safari truck
Why did the chameleon cross the road?
A map of central Kruger Park
Yawning hippo - catching this was pure luck
The rare flightless dung beetle at work
A pride of male lions takes shade from the midday sun
Photo Credit: All photos are by David Lee, and may not be used without express written consent.