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Epic Kruger


Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 17 August 2018

Definition of epic: [adj. colloq.] Particularly impressive or remarkable; excellent, outstanding. ~ Oxford English Dictionary
The Kruger National Park in South Africa is a photographer’s dream destination when it comes to incredible wildlife sightings – with every sighting unique and unforgettable. From buffalo bulls aggressively going at each other at a waterhole and an incredibly magnificent elephant bull towering over the landscape to a python strangling its enormous prey and lions, giving you the proverbial death stare. These are the epic moments that Kruger has to offer, and fortunately, there are photographers out there who have been able to catch these jaw-dropping scenes on camera.
So, without further ado, we present the gallery Epic Kruger, which comprises of a selection of stunning photos taken in the Kruger and Greater Kruger areas, along with some thoughts from the photographers themselves. And they’re not just any photos; they’re some of the special photos submitted during our Photographer of the Year 2016, 2017 and 2018 competitions.
This epic photo gallery from Africa Geographic of special moments in Kruger National Park will have you booking your next safari with AG

?  “Before the storm” – a lone elephant bull in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Annemarie du Plessis (Photographer of the Year 2018 entrant)

“I took this photo of an elephant bull standing on a slight hill using a wide-angle lens. A storm was brewing in the distance, which created a rather spooky effect.” ~ Annemarie du Plessis

?  “Lioness with one eye, still a fierce warrior” in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Garry Mills (Instagram/Millsgarry) (Photographer of the Year 2018 entrant)

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?  “Fury” in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Renata Ewald (Photographer of the Year 2018 entrant)

“The water levels were low around this time of year, so you did not need to drive too far in search of wildlife as the animals would soon turn to the few permanent water sources to drink. At one of the waterholes a few old dagga boys turned up just after 8 am, and true to their grumpy nature the one bull aggressively launched at the other bull when he entered the water!” ~ Renata Ewald

?  An African rock python kills an impala in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Jennifer Kucherawy (Photographer of the Year 2018 Website Favourite winner)

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?  A male lion in the twilight of his reign in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Craig Hayman (Photographer of the Year 2016 Finalist)

“Dramatic composition reigns supreme in this evocative black and white image that captures one of Africa’s most regal predators in a natural, rugged state.” ~ Craig Hayman

?  Queleas cover the sky at sunset in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Rob Keulemans (Photographer of the Year 2018 entrant)

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?  Fighting hippos in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Quintin van der Merwe (Photographer of the Year 2018 entrant)


?  “Scavenger row” in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Wynand van Wyk (Photographer of the Year 2016 entrant)

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?  Lions with zebra kill in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Sibyl Morris (Photographer of the Year 2018 entrant)

“This is a rather gruesome sight of lions squabbling over one little zebra kill.” ~ Sibyl Morris
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?  African fish eagle flying away with a fish in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Fanie Heymans (Photographer of the Year 2018 entrant)


?  “Giant walking” in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Bernhard Bekker (Photographer of the Year 2018 entrant)

“While travelling from the airport to our photographic safari destination, we took a small detour on a well-known loop when suddenly this massive elephant bull appeared out of nowhere. He was so gracious and not bothered about our presence at all. While he was walking, the perfect side profile shot presented itself for this amazing capture. It was truly amazing to see this tusker in this area just going about his daily routine.” ~ Bernhard Bekker
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?  “Trio of Kings” in Manyeleti Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa © Christof Schoeman (Photographer of the Year 2018 entrant)

“Three old brothers walk together – a formidable coalition moving into unfamiliar territory.” ~ Christof Schoeman

?  “Outnumbered” in Balule Nature Reserve, South Africa © Kevin van der Linde (Photographer of the Year 2017 entrant)

?  “The look” in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Annemarie du Plessis (Photographer of the Year 2017 entrant)

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