Waiting for Mum

The Mongoose family came back for another visit during a brief interlude in the ongoing rain. This youngster peeked out of his hiding place giving me this brief shot. They move very quickly and within seconds Mum was back to fetch her young.

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©Noelle van Muiden – rvmwildphoto.com

Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 55-300mm lens: 1/80sec, f/5.6, 155mm, ISO 1250, Flash did not fire

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Banded Mongoose Mum and Pup

Our resident Banded Mongoose Family came to visit me this morning while I was having coffee on my stoep. They have been bringing their babies with recently and I managed ti snap off a few shots to share with you all.

©Noelle van Muiden - rvmwildphoto.com

©Noelle van Muiden – rvmwildphoto.com

©Noelle van Muiden - rvmwildphoto.com

©Noelle van Muiden – rvmwildphoto.com

©Noelle van Muiden - rvmwildphoto.com

©Noelle van Muiden – rvmwildphoto.com

Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 55-300mm lens used for all shots. ©Noelle van Muiden – rvmwildphoto.com

Carnivore Portrait

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©Noelle van Muiden – rvmwildphoto.com

Carnivore Portrait – Noelle van Muiden of RvM Wildlife Photography

This Spotted Hyena investigated every bit of grass, dirt, and our vehicle while running up and down one of the dirt roads in Kruger National Park. It was an overcast day, so the photo is a bit darker than I would have liked, but the inquisitiveness of the animal still pokes through in the eyes and stance of the ears.

Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 55-300mm lens: 1/640sec, f/10, 185mm, ISO 400, Flash did not fire

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Battle-scarred General

Another shot from my recent trip to Kruger National Park. Sorry for the quietness and lack of posts of late. The Internet has been few and far between and the bush has been keeping me busy and away from the computer…happily I may add!

This older male lion and his brother were kind enough to be in the open, near a road, while on an overcast morning during our trip. I am happy with how the photo turned out and feel it is not ‘just another pportrait’ but would be thrilled to have feedback from all of you.

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©Noelle van Muiden – rvmwildphoto.com

‘Battle-scarred General’ – Noelle van Muiden of RvM Wildlife Photography

Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 55-300mm lens: 1/640sec, f/10, 300mm, ISO 1000, Flash did not fire

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Opportunistic Oxpecker

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©Noelle van Muiden – rvmwildphoto.com

‘Opportunistic Oxpecker’ – Noelle van Muiden of RvM Wildlife Photography – Kruger National Park, South Africa

Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 55-300mm lens: 1/640sec, f/10, 300mm, ISO 1000, Flash did not fire

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How to Climb a Tree (if you are a leopard)…

Step One: Bound gracefully through the tall grass…

Climb I

Step Two: While bounding through tall grass make sure to stop and pose for the Safari Paperazzi…

Climb II copy

Step Three: Gaze up, mouth agape, in perfect leopard glory and find THE perfect climbing tree…

Climb III copy

Step Four: Go to base of THE perfect tree and make sure to pose, looking up, so the Safari Paperazzi can understand this is YOUR perfect tree…

Climb IV copy

Step Five: Start to climb tree…

Climb V copy

Step Six: Make sure to pick the most dense place to climb tree so as to confuse and upset the Safari Paperazzi who wish to capture THEIR perfect photo of you and YOUR perfect tree…

Climb VI copy

Step Seven: Keep up on climbing, eluding the photogs and their long lenses, he he he he!…

Climb VII copy

Step Eight: Think to yourself that this IS infact THE perfect tree…

Climb VIII copy

Step Nine and Ten: Find the perfect resting place in tree and make sure to give the Safari Paperazzi one last chance at THEIR perfect photo and then take a nap. You have earned it!

Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 55-300mm lens: 1/250sec, f/9.0, 300mm, ISO 400, Flash did not fire

Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 55-300mm lens: 1/250sec, f/9.0, 300mm, ISO 400, Flash did not fire

Thandi's Son IV

Climbing photos Copyright Roel van Muiden of RvM Wildlife Photography. Last two photos of Thandi’s Son Copyright Noelle van Muiden of RvM Wildlife Photography