WildlifeNews feeds from African Conservation Photographyhttps://www.photodestination.co.za/ https://www.photodestination.co.za/african-elephants-of-addo-elephant-national-park.html <![CDATA[African Elephants of Addo Elephant National Park]]> https://www.photodestination.co.za/african-elephants-of-addo-elephant-national-park.html In 1931, when the Addo Elephant National Park was first proclaimed, only 11 African Elephants remained after the period of intensive hunting that took place against them finally ended. Hunting for their ivory first began in the area in the early 1700’s and by the 1900’s hunters had exterminated most of the remaining elephants and other wildlife in the... ]]> Sat, 13 Jun 2015 08:56:00 +0000 https://www.photodestination.co.za/african-elephants-of-the-chobe.html <![CDATA[African Elephants of the Chobe]]> https://www.photodestination.co.za/african-elephants-of-the-chobe.html African Elephants are an icon of Africa! Sadly, human greed is decimating their populations across the continent with estimates stating that an elephant is killed every 15 minutes! This senseless killing is driven largely by an Asian market that prizes the ivory as ornaments. These cravings drive organised crime and international terrorism through funds generated from the illegal ivory... ]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:23:53 +0000 https://www.photodestination.co.za/in-celebration-of-sharks.html <![CDATA[In Celebration Of Sharks]]> https://www.photodestination.co.za/in-celebration-of-sharks.html Sharks are the apex predators in the oceans yet they are under severe pressure from over-exploitation. ]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:03:22 +0000 https://www.photodestination.co.za/hunting-black-backed-jackals-of-the-kgalagadi.html <![CDATA[Hunting Black-Backed Jackals of the Kgalagadi]]> https://www.photodestination.co.za/hunting-black-backed-jackals-of-the-kgalagadi.html Black-Backed Jackals launching into the air after panic-stricken sandgrouse and doves have become a sought after sighting at the Kgalagadi’s many waterholes. These waterholes are renowned for offering excellent opportunities for predator and prey photos with Cubitjie Quap in the Nossob Riverbed perhaps being one of the best known. ]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:24:00 +0000 https://www.photodestination.co.za/leopard-hunting-kgalagadi-grass.html <![CDATA[A Leopard Hunting In The Kgalagadi Grass]]> https://www.photodestination.co.za/leopard-hunting-kgalagadi-grass.html Traveling along the Nossob River in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Matthew Prophet captured a sequence of rare images of a male leopard catching sandgrouse in mid-flight in the long Kgalagadi grass.  ]]> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 06:50:00 +0000 https://www.photodestination.co.za/fascinating-reptiles.html <![CDATA[Fascinating Reptiles]]> https://www.photodestination.co.za/fascinating-reptiles.html Ever since the time when Adam bit into the infamous apple, reptiles have caused a shiver down people’s spine and our inborn reaction is to scream and run, or on occasion, worse for the reptile, pick up a blunt object and beat it into oblivion. Reptiles however play a vital role in the environment and if one takes the... ]]> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 22:00:00 +0000 https://www.photodestination.co.za/bright-jumpers-augrabies-flat-lizards.html <![CDATA[Bright Jumpers | Augrabies Flat Lizards]]> https://www.photodestination.co.za/bright-jumpers-augrabies-flat-lizards.html The Augrabies National Park is not only famous for its spectacular waterfalls. You cannot miss the endemic and colorful male Augrabies Flat Lizards (Platysaurus broadleyi) as you walk down to view the might Orange river plunging over the falls. ]]> Sun, 01 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.photodestination.co.za/warning-diving-with-seals-is-good-for-the-soul.html <![CDATA[Warning! Diving with seals is good for the soul]]> https://www.photodestination.co.za/warning-diving-with-seals-is-good-for-the-soul.html The ocean can be a scary place, even more so when you are surrounded by 150kg Cape Fur seals, swooping past, blowing bubbles in your face and generally eyeing out the funny looking two finned snorkelers in their midst. ]]> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.photodestination.co.za/orcas-in-false-bay-a-killer-sighting.html <![CDATA[Orca's In False Bay a Killer Sighting]]> https://www.photodestination.co.za/orcas-in-false-bay-a-killer-sighting.html False Bay, in Cape Town, South Africa is well known for its Great White Sharks, Southern Right Whales and large seal colonies. It is less well known for the occasional Orca pod entering the bay to hunt dolphin, seals and game fish. ]]> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.photodestination.co.za/chameleons-the-art-of-disguise-or-not.html <![CDATA[Chameleons | The art of disguise or not]]> https://www.photodestination.co.za/chameleons-the-art-of-disguise-or-not.html Chameleons belong to the Family Chameleonidae. There 19 species of chameleons occurring in Southern Africa. The Dwarf Chameleons occur mainly in South Africa and there are 15 described species. They tend to be very habitat specific and mostly occur in isolated populations in suitable habitat. ]]> Sun, 02 Dec 2012 16:53:00 +0000