South Africa – Kruger National Park – Oliphants Camp

From the Panorama Route we travelled to Kruger National Park. We had 4 nights in the park and stayed at 2 different camps. The 1st camp was Oliphants overlooking the Oliphants river. It would have been great to sit and eat overlooking the river but this wasn’t possible due to the unusually high winds whilst we were there, but we still managed to do a braii (BBQ). We had an early morning game drive here as well as the self driving that we did everywhere. Here are a few of the shots I took.

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Black Kite, Milvus migrans

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/3200 s. f/5.6 iso400 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

A very poor shot but at least it was possible to ID the bird

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Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill, Tockus leucomelas

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/4000 s. f/5 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Eurasian Roller, Coracias garrulus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1600 s. f/5 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Wattled Starling, Creatophora cinerea

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1000 s. f/5 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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White-fronted Bee-eater, Merops bullockoides

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/320 s. f/5 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Impala

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/800 s. f/5 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Red-billed Oxpecker on a Giraffe

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/4000 s. f/5 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Natal Spurfowl, Pternistis natalensis

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/200 s. f/5 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Eurasian Roller, Coracias garrulus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1250 s. f/5 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Eurasian Roller, Coracias garrulus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1000 s. f/5 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Wildebeest

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/40 s. f/4 iso1600 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Zebra

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/50 s. f/4 iso1600 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Elephant

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/160 s. f/4 iso1600 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Waterbuck, Kobus ellipsiprymnus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/500 s. f/4 iso1600 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Blacksmith Lapwing, Vanellus armatus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1250 s. f/5.6 iso1600 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Southern Carmine Bee-eater, Merops nubicoides

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/250 s. f/5.6 iso1600 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Brown-hooded Kingfisher, Halcyon albiventris

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/320 s. f/4.5 iso1600 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Southern Carmine Bee-eater, Merops nubicoides

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/320 s. f/4.5 iso1600 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Lilac-breasted Roller, Coracias caudatus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/5000 s. f/4.5 iso1600 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Lilac-breasted Roller, Coracias caudatus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1600 s. f/8 iso1600 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Hyena

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/4000 s. f/5 iso1600 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Saddle-billed Stork, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1250 s. f/7.1 iso400 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Yellow-billed Stork, Mycteria ibis

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/2500 s. f/7.1 iso400 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Southern Grey-headed Sparrow, Passer diffusus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/3200 s. f/4.5 iso400 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Woodland Kingfisher, Halcyon senegalensis

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/6400 s. f/4.5 iso400 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus caeruleus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/2500 s. f/5.6 iso400 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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White-backed Vulture, Gyps africanus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/2000 s. f/6.3 iso400 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Southern Red-billed Hornbill, Tockus rufirostris

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1000 s. f/7.1 iso400 EF500mm f/4L IS USM

Next it’s on to Lower Sabie Camp, in the South of Kruger National Park

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