01 November 2012 by Ems Tsotetsi

A bush affair…

Wildlife photography is popular with both international and local visitors, and captures some of the most enduring images of this country.

An elephant taking a dip. Image courtesy by Gavin Gillham

This week Gavin Gillham, a security adviser for the United Nations from Pretoria, shares some of his wildlife photographs. If he had his way, he'd be in the bush all the time.

Below are photographs taken from some of South Africa’s outstanding reserves, like Sabi Sands, Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Marakele National Park, the Kruger National Park, and Tshukudu Game Lodge near the Kruger National Park.

 

Two lions enjoying the African sunset at Pilanesberg

 

Though rarely seen, the leopard is among the favourites to spot on a game drive

 

Battle of the oryx

 

Monitor lizard relaxing on a tree.

 

The buffalo, 1 of the Big 5

 

Lions quenching their thirst

 

Vlarkvark feeding. All images courtesy Gavin Gillham

Category: Wildlife

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