Black rhino

A black rhino with its head held characteristically high. Black rhinos always look like they are asking “What do you want?” in a not too friendly way. I guess it’s just that they hold their head up high instead of looking demurely to the ground like their cousins the white rhinos. Anyway, it’s always a blessing to see one of these endangered animals!

Kissing giraffes

An affectionate moment between two giraffes. Giraffes are mostly seen in groups – if you spot one, you are likely to see more in the surrounding bushes. They do, however, not really form herds. A group of giraffes (aptly called a ‘tower’) can be composed of different individuals every day.

Steenbok male

In Europe, a steenbok is a big and impressive curly-horned mountain goat. In South Africa, it is the cutest little antelope. The male has two twig-like horns on its head, the female has no horns. They are extremely shy and will run away at any suspicion of danger. It’s a blessing to find one that stands still for long enough to be photographed!