The Dark Side Of The Kalahari

The Dark Side Of The KalahariKALAHARI, SOUTH AFRICA – UNDATED: Two lions resting in the Kalahari, South Africa.

WILDLIFE photographer Hannes Lochner spent 750 days in the harsh surroundings of the Kalahari Dessert to chronicle the lives of female leopard Luna and her cubs. Lochner travelled 100,000km during his time at the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa, capturing stunning images of leopards, lions, cheetahs, spotted hyenas, brown hyenas and jackals. His images, collected in his new book ‘The Dark Side of the Kalahari’, reveal the awe-inspiring beauty and breathtaking diversity of life in the region., Place: South Africa, Model Release: No or not aplicable, Credit line: Profimedia.com, Barcroft Media

Cango Caves, South Africa

The Cango Caves are located in Precambrian limestones at the foothills of the Swartberg range near the town of Oudtshoorn, in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. The principal cave is one of the country’s finest, best known and most popular tourist caves and attracts many visitors from overseas. Although the extensive system of tunnels and chambers go on for over four kilometers, only about a quarter of this is open to visitors, who may proceed into the cave only in groups supervised by a guide.Cango Caves, South Africaby swazileigh

Legends of the caves

Mr. Johnny van Wassenaer, the cave’s first official guide is purported to have walked 29 hours to find the end of the caves in 1898. When there, he is said to have calculated that he was 25 km from the entrance, and 275m under ground. His route apparently followed an underground river. So far, they are finding more and more caves to support this story.

Baby elephants like to play

EASTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA – UNDATED: A herd of young elephants bundle on top of each other at the Addo Elephant National Park in Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Elephant Pile UpYOU wouldn’t want to find yourself at the bottom of this playful bundle…as four baby elephants weighing up to 300kg pile on top of each other. The unusual moment was spotted by Ayesha Cantor, 46, in Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa, during a day trip. The African elephants had been sipping water on the banks of the Ghwarrie Dam, as their mother cooled off. But just like their human counterparts, the youngsters playful intentions soon turned into some rough and tumble – much to the annoyance of the herds matriarch. After a few moments of pilling on, she swiftly marched in to break up the bundle, before the poor tyke at the bottom was injured., Place: South Africa, Model Release: No or not aplicable, Credit line: Profimedia.com, Barcroft Media