A few hours from Johannesburg is the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, where this red-billed oxpecker (below) was photographed. Red-billed oxpeckers prey on insects on the hides of their host animals (often antelope, buffalos, rhinos and domestic cattle).
'A very distinctive and beautiful antelope,' writes Sheldrickfalls, the photographer of the sable below. We could not agree more.
We also love this photo of a twin-dotted border butterfly in the Kudu Private Nature Reserve.
This great image of a female impala was captured in the Kruger National Park. If you've ever wondered about the colour of an impala's tongue, the caption provided by Piet Grobler, the photographer of the photo below, gives an answer: 'If anyone had sleepless nights not knowing the colour of an impala's tongue, you can sleep tight in future because here is the answer!! The tongue is dark blue!'
We love that Ann Cameron, the photographer of the photo below, will be returning to South Africa and is counting down the days until she returns: '7 weeks today we will be on our way to South Africa. I can't wait to see the animals in the wild again. This photo was taken during our trip back in 2012 – zebra are my favourite African animals.'
Bateleur eagles are beautifully coloured birds of prey; the adults are black with red faces, differentiating them from younger birds, whose plumage is brown until maturity. This photo was taken at the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre in Hoedspruit, Limpopo.
To end off are two beautiful photos of a lioness in the Kruger National Park.
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