The tale behind the leopards of Kgalagadi

Last year, in Kgalagadi National Park we had some pretty jaw dropping leopard sightings. We shared two of our experiences with the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park Leopard Project and were delighted this week to find out more about the leopards we saw and their offspring who are now exploring the vast plains of Southern Africa. From […]

It’s World Elephant Day!

12th August marks World Elephant Day and its aim is to bring the world together to help and protect our elephants. Regular followers of Taraji Blue will know that elephants are one of our most favourite animals. We have been privileged to spend many a happy hour in their company, mainly in the National Parks […]

Double snatch

Two southern carmine bee-eaters catch flying insects simultaneously, in Kruger National Park.  Tough light here as it is nearing 7am in a South African January, there is some air distortion and I couldn’t convince the sun to come a little further round closer to us to better fill the faces.  Never mind, glad these chaps […]

Ok, I admit it, the Montezuma Oropendola courtship worked for me!

Meet a Montezuma Oropendola, they are, quite simply, one of the most impressive and incredible birds that I have had the pleasure of spending time with. Not only are they a joy to look at, they are also incredible to watch. The thing is, you hear them before you tend to spot them. Despite them being quite big birds, it’s not their bulk […]

Hi, I’m Geoffroy, please to meet you

A spider monkey splays its body across a fern-like tree, making it difficult to work out which limb is which. Geoffroy’s spider monkey is considered endangered by the IUCN, as it’s primarily distributed amongst the narrow tracts of rainforest in Central America and is susceptible to habitat loss through deforestation.  This is seen from the […]