My Photo Picks for 2016

Here’s a selection of my favourite photos taken during a busy 2016 – from our travels, holidays and birding trips – chosen from my collection of over 3000 photos for the year. Each one has a story attached which I have tried to capture in a few words………..

If you have a favourite, do let me know by adding your comment!

The Places

Prince Albert - NG Church
Prince Albert – NG Church with old Model T waiting for bride
Mkhombo Dam
Mkhombo Dam – lush bushveld
The road to Katima Mulilo
The road to Katima Mulilo in Caprivi – on way to twitch Yellow-throated Leaflove
Victoria Bay
Victoria Bay
Prague - Old Town Square
Prague – the handsome Old Town Square from hotel window
Cesky Krumlow - the Castle
Historic town of Cesky Krumlow in Czech Republic – the Castle
Sunset
Sunset on Danube Cruise
Passau - views from the Castle
Passau in Germany – views from the Castle
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Closer to home in Gauteng – a highveld landscape while bird atlasing
La Lucia beach
Umhlanga beach – our midwinter break
The Point, Mossel Bay
The Point, Mossel Bay in winter
Sundown, Chobe River Kasane
Sundown, Chobe River Kasane
Chobe Game Reserve
Chobe Game Reserve – showing the effects of drought

The Wildlife

Lone muddy Buffalo, Chobe NP
Lone muddy Buffalo with hopeful Cattle Egret, Chobe Game Reserve
Tree Squirrel, Chobe NP
Tree Squirrel, Chobe Game Reserve
Senyati camp
Waterhole at Senyati camp near Kasane Botswana
Petrin Hill - Eurasian Red Squirrel (in grey winter coat)
Petrin Park in Prague – Eurasian Red Squirrel (in grey winter coat)
Warthog, Chobe Riverfront
Warthog, Chobe Riverfront – ugly can also be beautiful
African Buffalo, Chobe River Boat Trip
African Buffalo, Chobe River Boat Trip
Steenbok, KNP
Steenbok, KNP
Waterbuck, Olifants KNP
Waterbuck, KNP
Elephant, KNP
Relaxed Elephant, KNP
Leopard, Timbavati KNP
Leopard, Timbavati KNP
Elephants in dry river bed, KNP
Elephants digging for water in dry river bed, KNP
Vervet Monkeys, Pretoriuskop KNP
Vervet Monkeys, Pretoriuskop KNP
Zebra, Pretoriuskop KNP
Zebra, Pretoriuskop KNP

The Birds

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Mkhombo Dam
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Mkhombo Dam
Flamingos, Mkhombo Dam
Flamingos, Mkhombo Dam
Queleas and Whydahs, Mkhombo Dam
Queleas and Whydahs, Mkhombo Dam
Brown-crowned Tchagra, Caprivi Houseboat Lodge
Brown-crowned Tchagra, Caprivi Houseboat Lodge
Swainson's Spurfowl (Juvenile), Delmas area
Swainson’s Spurfowl (Juvenile), Delmas area
Mocking Cliff-Chat (Male), Verlorenkloof
Mocking Cliff-Chat (Male), Verlorenkloof
White-crowned Lapwing, Chobe Riverfront
White-crowned Lapwing, Chobe Riverfront
Lilac-breasted Roller, Chobe Riverfront
Lilac-breasted Roller, Chobe Riverfront
Black-headed Heron, Delmas area
Black-headed Heron, Delmas area
Yellow-billed Stork, Chobe River Boat Trip
Yellow-billed Stork, Chobe River Boat Trip
74 Malachite Kingfisher, Chobe River Boat Trip (90)
Malachite Kingfisher, Chobe River Boat Trip
Purple Roller, Kasane
Purple Roller, Kasane
Greater Double-collared Sunbird, Mossel Bay
Greater Double-collared Sunbird, Mossel Bay
White-faced Duck, Leandra area
White-faced Ducks in a row, Leandra area
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill, Olifants KNP
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill, Olifants KNP
Klaas's Cuckoo, Olifants KNP
Klaas’s Cuckoo, Olifants KNP
Three Banded Plover (Juvenile), Herbertsdale area
Three Banded Plover (Juvenile), Herbertsdale area

Other Stuff

Frogs, Zaagkuildrift Road
Bullfrog, Zaagkuildrift Road
Flame Lily, Caprivi Houseboat Lodge
Flame Lily, Caprivi Houseboat Lodge
Prague - shop windows
Prague – shop window
Melk Abbey - the Church
Melk Abbey in Austria – the Church
Passau - shop window
Passau – shop window
Butterfly, Verlorenkloof
Butterfly, Verlorenkloof
Nursery flowers
Flower with bee – Nursery in Pretoria
Butterfy, Chobe Riverfront
Butterfy, Chobe Riverfront
Marabous roost at sunset, Kasane
Marabous roost at sunset, Kasane
Industrial sunrise, Leandra area
Industrial sunrise, Leandra area
Butterfly ? , Onverwacht farm, Vryheid
Butterfly , Onverwacht farm, Vryheid
Rolling clouds near Oudtshoorn
Rolling clouds near Oudtshoorn
Hello there!
Hello there! Thick-Knee has spotted some gnomes
Silhouette (Johan)
Silhouette – Swaer Johan attending to their exotic birds

Wishing all who may read this a 2017 that meets all of your expectations!

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