Bontebok National Park ~ Landscapes #1

Bontebok National Park, Swellendam, South Africa
  • Location: Bontebok National Park, Swellendam, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2020-01-23
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm 3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Image Quality: RAW
  • F-Stop: f/6.3
  • Exposure Time: 1/1600 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-250
  • Focal Length: 18 mm
  • Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
  • Tripod: None – Handheld

Thank you with all my heart for stopping by and having a look at my photo.

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Have a Blessed day

Coreen

Squared: 27 September 2021

Tsaarbank, West Coast National Park, South Africa

Thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my work.

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time.

Have a Fabulous day.

Coreen

Cee’s Flower Of The Day Challenge: 1 September 2021 – Wit Magriet

Good day friends,

I hope that you all are still happy and healthy.

Here is my contribution for Cee’s FOTD Challenge.

Wit Magriet, Postberg, West Coast National Park, South Africa ( 2015-08-22)

“Minds are like flowers, they open only when the time is right.” ~Stephen Richards

With all my heart, Thank You for your ongoing support and for taking the time to have a look at my post.

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time.

Have a Fabulous day.

Coreen

Squared: 1 September 2021

African Black Oystercatcher, West Coast National Park, South Africa ( 2015-08-22)

“The square is not a subconscious form. It is the creation of intuitive reason. The face of the new art. The square is a living, regal infant. The first step of pure creation in art.” ~ Kazimir Malevich

Thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my squared photo.

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time.

Have a Fabulous day.

Coreen

West Coast National Park: Birdlife ~ Hartlaub’s Gull #6

Hartlaubs Gulls in a field of wildflowers, Plankiesbaai, Postberg, West Coast National Park, South Africa
(2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park: Birdlife ~ Greater Flamingo #6

Greater Flamingo, Seeberg Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa ( 2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park: Birdlife ~ Greater Double-collared Sunbird #2

Greater Double-collared Sunbird, West Coast National Park, South Africa ( 2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park: Cotula turbinata #2

Cotula turbinata, Postberg, West Coast National Park, South Africa (2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

West Coast National Park: Wildlife ~ Eland #1

Eland, Postberg, West Coast National Park, South Africa ( 2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

Throwback Thursday: 26 August 2021

Good day friends,

Today we go back to 12 September 2013 and continue our drive through the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Southern Oryx, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Southern Oryx, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Southern Oryx, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Springbok, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Springbok, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Springbok, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Springbok, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa

That’s it for now, friends. Thank you very much for traveling back in time with me.

Have a fabulous day. 

Keep safe and healthy.

Coreen

West Coast National Park – Beautiful Landscapes #1

West Coast National Park, South Africa ( 2015-08-22)

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  ~John Muir

Throwback Thursday: 19 August 2021

Good day friends,

Today we go back to 12 September 2013 and continue our drive through the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Blue Wildebeest, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Blue Wildebeest, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Blue Wildebeest, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Blue Wildebeest, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Blue Wildebeest, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Oryx, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Oryx, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Red Hartebeest, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Red Hartebeest, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Red Hartebeest, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Red Hartebeest, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Red Hartebeest, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Springbok, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Springbok, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa

That’s it for now, friends. Thank you very much for traveling back in time with me.

Have a fabulous day. 

Keep safe and healthy.

Coreen

Throwback Thursday: 12 August 2021

Good day,

Today we continue our drive through the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Collective Nests, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Collective Nests, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Springbok, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Springbok, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Springbok, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Springbok, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Springbok, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Springbok, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Springbok, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Springbok, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Springbok, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa

That’s it for now, friends. Thank you very much for traveling back in time with me.

Have a fabulous day. 

Keep safe and healthy.

Coreen

Throwback Thursday: 5 August 2021

Good day friends,

Today we go back to 12 September 2013 and continue our drive through the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

We saw a herd of Blue Wildebeest fighting among each other. We stopped for a while so that I can get some action photos of the fighting.

We also saw some Ostriches. I love capturing Ostriches they are such funny birds.

“A picture is worth a thousand words, but a memory is priceless.” ~ Unknown

That’s it for now, friends. Thank you very much for traveling back in time with me.

Have a fabulous day. 

Keep safe and healthy.

Coreen

Throwback Thursday: 29 July 2021

Good day friends,

Today we continue our drive through the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. We saw a Black-backed Jackal, a Lonely Southern Oryx bull, a Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk, A Giant Eagle-Owl, a Laughing dove and unknown bird. We have not even drove for 10 minutes when we saw our first sighting. The Giant Eagle Owl.

Giant Eagle-Owl
Giant Eagle-Owl
Giant Eagle-Owl
Black-backed Jackal,
Black-backed Jackal
Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk,
Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk,
Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk,
Laughing Dove
Male Ostrich
Southern Oryx bull
Southern Oryx bull
Southern Oryx bull
Southern Oryx bull
Southern Oryx bull

That’s it for now, friends. Thank you very much for traveling back in time with me.

Have a fabulous day. 

Keep safe and healthy.

Coreen

Throwback Thursday: 22 July 2021

Good day,

Well, today we are going back to 12 September 2013 when we visited The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. We got up just after 4:00am that morning and we left around 5:00am. It was about a 3 hour drive to the park from Upington. I did not know the road and I remember that it was very dark and cold that morning. We were so excited about our visit to the park that it felt like we were driving forever.

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a large wildlife preserve and conservation area in southern Africa . The park straddles the border between South Africa and Botswana and comprises two adjoining national parks:

  1. Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa
  2. Gemsbok National Park in Botswana

The total area of the park is 38,000 square kilometers (15,000 sq mi). Approximately three-quarters of the park lies in Botswana and one-quarter in South Africa. Kgalagadi means “place of thirst.”  In December 2015, media reports claimed that rights for gas-fracking in more than half of the Botswana portion of the park had been sold. The Botswana government later refuted these reports.

The park is located largely within the southern Kalahari Desert. The terrain consists of red sand dunes, sparse vegetation, occasional trees, and the dry riverbeds of the Nossob and Auob Rivers. The rivers are said to flow only about once per century. However, water flows underground and provides life for grass and Camelthorn trees growing in the river beds. The rivers may flow briefly after large thunderstorms.

The park has abundant, varied wildlife. It is home to large mammalian predators such as Lions, Cheetahs, African Leopards, and Hyenas. Migratory herds of large herbivores such as Blue wildebeest, Springbok, Eland, and Red Hartebeest also live and move seasonally within the park, providing sustenance for the predators. More than 200 species of bird can be found in the park, including Vultures and raptors such as Eagles, Buzzards, and Secretary birds.

Sunrise just outside the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Sunrise just outside the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Sunrise just outside the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Doors to the Botswana side of the park. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Upington, Northern Cape South Africa

That’s it for now, friends. Thank you very much for traveling back in time with me.

Have a fabulous day. 

Keep safe and healthy.

Coreen

1 September 2020: It’s Springtime in South Africa

We had much more rain than the previous 3 years. The flowers are stunning this year. My fiance and I visited the West Coast National park on 22 August 2020 and I was very happy to see that this year the fields are much more colorful. In 2018 my dad and I went and it was mainly Yellow flowers…. This year there is all the colors of the rainbow…

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney
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Wordless Wednesday: 1 July 2020