Monthly Archives: December 2011

Giraffes – The Four Legged Skyscrapers

These are some of the images of Giraffes that I captured when I was in the Kruger National Park:

Giraffa camelopardalis

Giraffa camelopardalis

Giraffes are called Twiga in Swahili

Giraffes are called Twiga in Swahili

Giraffes have only one living type of relative in the Giraffidae Family; the Okapi.

Giraffes have only one living type of relative in the Giraffidae Family; the Okapi.

The long necked trio

The long necked trio

Giraffes are even-toed ungulates

Giraffes are even-toed ungulates

Watch over me as I eat...

Watch over me as I eat…

South African Giraffes are know as Giraffa Camelopardalis Giraffa

South African Giraffes are know as Giraffa Camelopardalis Giraffa

Giraffes love Acacia Trees

Giraffes love Acacia Trees

The faces of giraffes resemble those of Camels

The faces of giraffes resemble those of Camels

Did You Know?

  • The Camelopardalis Star Constellation is said to resemble a giraffe
  • To read up more on this constellation: http://www.dibonsmith.com/cam_con.htm

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    Elephants – The gentle giants

    Kruger National Park - Numbi Gate

    Kruger National Park – Numbi Gate

    My family and I drove through the Kruger National Park from the Numbi gate in Mpumalanga to the Phalaborwa gate in Limpopo.

    I managed to capture a lot of wildlife images and this post contains pictures of Elephants.

    My surname (Ndou) actually means Elephant when translated to English.

    *I really hope that Judith (unsungpoet) will like this post since I promised to upload these images for her.

    Up Close

    Up Close

    Munching on some greens

    Munching on some greens

    A gentle giant on the move

    A gentle giant on the move

    Making eye contact

    Making eye contact

    Sharp Tusks

    Sharp Tusks

    Side View

    Side View

    Rear View

    Rear View

    As he walks away...

    As he walks away…

    Wish I could reach out and touch you

    Wish I could reach out and touch you

    About to cross the road

    About to cross the road

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    Trunks, a slowcoach and feathers

    Taking a “bath” – Image Captured by Carsten Hoeck

    Sun Bathing - Captured by Carsten Hoeck

    Sun Bathing – Captured by Carsten Hoeck

    Image Captured by Carsten Hoeck

    Image Captured by Carsten Hoeck


    Driving Home

    I always look forward to traveling to ,from and around Venda because the scenery is so overwhelming; it was no different this time around. Here are some of the pictures I captured:

    Blue Skies, Green Trees and The Open Road

    Blue Skies, Green Trees and The Open Road

    We pulled off by the road side to appreciate the beauty around us

    We pulled off by the road side to appreciate the beauty around us

    Venda - A beauty to behold

    Venda – A beauty to behold

    The sky looked amazing

    The sky looked amazing

    Heading to Vendalahatshikamuroho

    Heading to Vendalahatshikamuroho

    Driving Home

    Driving Home

    Mother Nature & Her Beauty

    Mother Nature & Her Beauty

    Lovely Scenery

    Lovely Scenery

    Almost There...

    Almost There…

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    Before»»»After…

    I decided to play around with Picasa photo editing software on this image that I captured as we were driving into Polokwane and I must say, I love the end product

    Before:

    Before

    Before

    After:

    After

    After