The Black Wildebeest is more dark brown than black, but does look black from a distance. It has a long, white, horse-like tail which contrasts with the body's colour. Brought to the brink of extinction in the 19th century.
Beautiful medium-sized owlfly. Wingspan is approximately 55mm. The body is grey, mottled in cream and brown. The thorax is covered in dense, white hairs. The antennae are clubbed and banded in black and grey. When it rests, it holds its...read more
Harlequin beetle spotted on the same tree as a number of other ladybird species. The Harlequin ladybird originates from Asia and has spread rapidly across the country. It can easily be identified by an “M” or “W” on their heads....read more
A small, beautiful Brown-hooded Kingfisher (Halcyon albiventris) spotted in Nature’s Valley. I think it is a juvenile. The bird was very quiet, sitting on a fence, seemingly looking to catch an insect on the lawn.
We literally spotted this Hartmann's Mountain Zebra on a mountain in the Moon Landscape in Namibia. it can be distinguished from the Plains Zebra by the lack of shadow stripes, and its legs being striped to the hoofs.
Beautiful, stately visitor in our garden this morning. African Harrier-Hawk (Kaalwangvalk). Table Mountain as backdrop. It "hopped" from tree to tree, seemingly looking for prey by perching in the top of the canopy, looking down through the branches. Wonderful experience...read more