Even more great pictures of lion, buffalo and elephant in Addo on 26 February 2023

Photographer: A Hannington Nikon P900

Note the warthog kill to the right of some of the pictures of the lions. Notice the buffalo herd guarding the young buffalo (young buffalo with gold/brown coat and short horns). And what about the young elephant reaching for the water. Then, shiver when you look at the buffalo bull? Scary close.

Going to Addo is a great experience. How lucky we are to have Addo so close to Port Elizabeth

15 pictures

More Addo Magic 26 February 2023

Photographer A Hannington with Nikon P900

Don’t disturb me!
I know you are taking a picture of me but I won’t bother looking at you!
About to have a shuteye?
Don’t you believe it! I am fully awake.
Snoozing in the shade!
An afternoon snack with mom.
Is that a delicious root I see?
Don’t disturb me. I am thinking.

Addo – Another Interesting Visit 26 February 2023

Don’t mess with me!
Here comes trouble!
About 3 m from the car window. Phew! Don’t get out of the car! What a game park! Fantastic
Here comes trouble!
Both on guard and watching me!
Enjoying grazing together
Having a drink with Mom
Hard work for a dung beetle!
Clever Finch
Warthog brood

Lions in the Mountain Zebra National Park near Cradock in South Africa – Late October 2021

Wonderful pictures of lions in a wonderful National Park. Thank you to D&A for the pictures.

Four pictures. Please scroll down.

“Is that dinner I see over there?
“I am relaxing but still watching you!”
“I am on guard watching you as my sister sleeps”
“Some advice for you: Take me seriously!:

Beauty and the Queen of the Beasts in the Mountain Zebra National Park, near Cradock, South Africa – October 2021

These two pictures were taken in the Park this week. Being in the right place at the right time and being a skilful photographer leads to outstanding photos. Thanks to D&T for the pictures. Enjoy.

Beauty: A soulful eland

The Queen of the Beasts

More Stars from the Kruger National Park, South Africa – August 2021

Our friends continue to send us pictures from Kruger, where they are visiting at the moment. The opening star is the Impala Lily. Isn’t that colour splendid? Next follow 7 pictures of animal stars. Who says you don’t see lions close up?

Please scroll down. Thank you T&D for the pictures.

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Impala Lily in the Kruger Park
“Did you hear that noise?”
“I am surprised you saw me!”
Casanova showing off!
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Stick together everyone! Water holes can be dangerous.
Kruger beauty!
Bath time
Where is the “DISTURB AT YOUR PERIL” sign?

Kruger National Park August 2021

Good friends are visiting Kruger this week. They have seen plenty of game including a leopard. They are having a great time. Here are some of the pictures they have WhatsApped to me. Enjoy!

Six pictures, starting with a picture they took of two baboons in a tree!

Scroll down please.

Decisions! Decisions! Decisions!
Snooze time! Its been 35 degrees!
Mother never sleeps.
I am ok. All of you drink first!
Take your time. I don’t mind waiting!
Armed and dangerous (ask any baboon).

PS The Baboons were not in a tree above the lions! If they were, that is what they would be thinking!

Lion and Hyena Jaw Strength

Between a lion and a hyena, which has the strongest jaw strength measured in pounds per square inch (psi)?

Go to Page 2 for the answer

Canned Lion Hunting: A Shameful disgrace

“Asking tough questions does not stop in tough times.”

Photo by Gary Whyte on Pexels.com

According to a Guardian article on the internet:

“Canned hunting is a fast growing business in South Africa where thousands of lions are being bred on farms to be shot by wealthy trophy hunters”

I repeat:

“Asking tough questions does not stop in tough times.”


  • Is the article a genuine Guardian article? There is no reason to believe it is not genuine.
  • Is the article true? There is no reason not to believe the article as the Guardian is a very well respected news source.
  • If true, why is canned hunting allowed?
  • If true, why has it not been stopped?
  • Where is it happening?
  • Is it happening in other countries?
  • Does it not contravene animal anti-cruelty legislation?
  • Who is responsible to stop it?
  • Are lions the only animals killed this way?
  • Has a “follow the money” investigation been done?
  • Does your Member of Parliament have a strong view on the killing of captive lions? You don’t know? Ask him or her.

I repeat:

Canned lion hunting is a shameful disgrace.

It should be stopped. Internationally.

Photo by Marcus Herzberg on Pexels.com

Go to Google. Put in words like : canned, lion.

Also put in the words: Cook report lions

“Asking tough questions does not stop in tough times.”