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A vast expanse of sand, dust and dry riverbeds, where life still goes on despite its difficulties, the Kalahari is a place that even the most experienced of safari-goers will struggle not to love. The uniqueness of this vast basin of sand and sediment is what draws people back year after year to experience a magic like no other.

One place in the Kalahari that stands out as one of the most photogenic places on earth is the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. It’s famous for its predator viewing and diversity of smaller mammals and birdlife, and has to be one of my favourite little corners of Africa to photograph. Here are some examples why:

A young and inquisitive Cape fox pup
Cape fox pups playing carefully at the safety of the burrow entrance
An incredible scene one afternoon along the Auob riverbed as the sunlight filtered through the rain
One of the incredible predator sightings we had was of this cheetah coming down for a drink
An incredible capture by Ruth Nussbaum of this caracal with its African wild cat kill
A few ostrich chicks scurry to catch up
A classic Kalahari scene
November marks the onset of new life
With a bit of patience, viewing swallow tailed bee-eaters hanging around a central spot may reveal a nest that can provide great photographic opportunities
The watchful eye of a sentinel
A pearl spotted owlet peeks out of its nest
A small herd of wildebeest gather on top of a dune with a storm brewing in the background
A pale chanting goshawk stops momentarily whilst having a drink from a small puddle
An African hoopoe

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Incredibly passionate and driven, Kyle de Nobrega is a field guide, naturalist and adventurer. This Capetonian is constantly on a mission to find, experience and share the jewels that nature throws his way. From taking photos of the spoor left behind of a beetle grub, to painstakingly lying on a rock waiting for a Green-headed oriole to fly by, he thrives on nature and what it has to offer. Trained and employed in the Waterberg , Sabi Sands and currently at Tswalu in the Kalahari, the knowledge he seeks in new areas is a top priority. His time away from work is entirely focused on travelling and exploring new game reserves or any great wilderness areas in Africa, seeking the enjoyment of life. You can follow his Facebook page: Inthestixx and his website for more memories and encounters from out there in and among the things that make him smile.

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