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Camping in Kalahari

A.J.T. Johnsingh S. Murali

 

A mother cheetah with cubs amidst a sea of golden yellow grasses in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
A memorable sighting: a young Kalahari lion resting in the shade of an acacia bush. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
A brown hyena drinking from one of the two artificial waterholes in the reserve. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
A bat-eared fox. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
A giraffe in the reserve. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
Gemsboks and springboks at a waterhole. Photo: credit?
The mother cheetah. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
A greater kudu bull approaching the waterhole. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
Gemsbok bulls sparring. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
The northern Matswere gate at the reserve. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
The pair of veterinary fences on the way to the reserve, whose purpose is to prevent the spread of the foot-and-mouth disease in cattle from wild ungulates. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
Springboks in the shade of acacia trees. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
The setting sun painting the sky rosy-red behind the acacia trees. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
An Acacia tortilis tree, one of the common acacias of the Kalahari, in full bloom. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
A pair of cape ground squirrels on the alert. By feeding on roots, bulbs and grasses, these animals can live without drinking water. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
Cape glossy starling. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
Male kori bustard. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
Ostrich. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
Northern black korhaan. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
Crimson-breasted shrike. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
Red-billed spurfowl. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
Gottyma, the cook in the team. She cooked with only three vessels and on a fire grate. She even baked bread and cake in the camp. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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