Stampeding antelopes wins top European wildlife photo.

A photograph of stampeding blesbok antelopes on the plains of South Africa’s Kariega Game Reserve has won best European Wildlife photograph.

The image, called Living Rock Art by Neil Aldridge, aims to “capture the energy and movement of the blesboks in a still frame”.

“I actually hadn’t envisaged that the result would so closely resemble Bushman rock art.”

Mr Aldridge is a contributing photographer to the BBC Wildlife Magazine, Wild Travel Magazine, South Africa’s Go! Magazine and has published a book Underdogs about the endangered African wild dog.

Read more… BBC News – Stampeding antelopes by Neil Aldridge wins top European wildlife photo.

Top five safari parks for seeing lions in the wild

As The Lion King celebrates its 15-year anniversary in London this week, The Telegraph has put forward its list of the Top Five places for spotting lions in the wild. Can you suggest any others?

The Top Five places to spot lions in the wild:

1. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

2. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

3. Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

4. Okavango Delta, Botswana

5. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Read more… Top five safari parks for seeing lions in the wild – Telegraph.

Tourists on safari stand their ground against charging African Bull Elephant in Kruger

This is the dramatic moment tourists on a safari stood their ground against a charging African Bull Elephant.

Rather than flee, these hikers at Kruger National Park in South Africa put aside their fears and faced down the raging mammal after they stumbled upon the creature in the bush.

And the onlookers kept their cool while one of the tourists captured the moment on a video camera when the beast squared-up to the group.

More photos and video…
Tourists on safari stand their ground against charging African Bull Elephant in Kruger | Daily Mail Online.

Photographer captures wildlife images

Photographer captures wildlife images

Saturday sunrises almost always find photographer Ronnie Maum on a Red River National Wildlife Refuge trail, anticipating what first light will reveal.

Will it be a flock of roseate spoonbills?

Bobcat kittens clinging to a tree?

Deer ghosting through the shadows?

Maum has taken thousands of wildlife images at the refuge in the past eight years and many are incorporated into the refuge’s on-site signage, website and printed materials. He’s self-published two e-books on the refuge and occasionally sells his photos.

But that’s not why he does it.

“I’m pretty much just a loner guy,” he said. “I’m happy just wandering around by myself taking pictures. You never know what you’re going to see.”

Read more…. Photographer captures wildlife images.