Woodland Kingfisher

Copyright Noelle van Muiden

Copyright Noelle van Muiden

It is STILL summer! One thing to be happy about even amongst all this wet. I took this shot of one of my favorite summer visitors during a lull in the rains. Wild Dreams! Noelle and Roel

Woodland Kingfisher – Noelle van Muiden of RvM WildlifePhotography – Madikwe Game Reserve

Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 55-300mm lens: 1/100sec, f/8, 300mm, ISO 1250, Flash did not fire

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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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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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Insights and Updates on The Poaching War in South Africa

I did a bit of a re-write for this piece. Let me know what you think…

Bundu Mafasi

Black Rhino Feeding

*Names have been changed so as not to compromise any of the Anti-Poaching Rangers identities.

Socks. The number one item on their wish list is socks. ‘So the guys do not get Trench-Rot.’ *Steven Kruger blows the words out as if expelling demons, as we sit in the heat of the veldt, smoking cigarettes after a rifle training session. ‘Water dispensers – 25L, Training – Specifics on intel gathering, gas cookers, and night vision thermals. That is what we need.’

Steven has been doing Anti-Poaching full time and voluntary for nine years; first in the Balule Game Reserve and then the Klaserie Private Game Reserve. Both lie inside South Africa at the frontline of the poaching incidents. He earned a measly R1800 a month. There his main encounters in Anti-Poaching, ‘was shooting dogs.’ Stray, un-spayed dogs, that come through from the townships and villages surrounding many of the game reserves…

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