Two scrub hare leverets suckle in as dusk turns to night. Photograph by Andrea Campbell.

Two scrub hare leverets suckle in as dusk turns to night. Photograph by Andrea Campbell.

One of my favourite shots of this week, I managed to get the focus on its face, blurring the rest of the background. Photograph by Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat.

One of my favourite shots of this week, I managed to get the focus on its face, blurring the rest of the background. Photograph by Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat.

A slender mongoose darts across the Sand River. Photograph by Amy Attenborough

A slender mongoose darts across the Sand River. Photograph by Amy Attenborough

When taking photographs at night be particularly vigilant in using a bean bag. Canon 7D with an EF 100mm f2.8 Macro shot at 1/2500 sec at f2.8, ISO 2000 – Photographed by Kate Neill

When taking photographs at night be particularly vigilant in using a bean bag. Canon 7D with an EF 100mm f2.8 Macro shot at 1/2500 sec at f2.8, ISO 2000 – Photographed by Kate Neill

The most relaxed Bush  baby I have ever managed to view. Photograph by Mike Sutherland.

The most relaxed Bush baby I have ever managed to view. Photograph by Mike Sutherland.

A civet cat emerges from the darkness, another creature of the night. Photograph by Lucien Beaumont.

A civet cat emerges from the darkness, another creature of the night. Photograph by Lucien Beaumont.

A Bark Spider sets itself up for the evening and begins the long wait for its first victim. Photograph by Simon Smit.

A Bark Spider sets itself up for the evening and begins the long wait for its first victim. Photograph by Simon Smit.

A giant legless skink peers out of the sand in the Mhangeni drainage. Although at first glance easily confused with a snake, these animals are in fact lizards. Photograph by James Tyrrell.

A giant legless skink peers out of the sand in the Mhangeni drainage. Although at first glance easily confused with a snake, these animals are in fact lizards. Photograph by James Tyrrell.

Extremely difficult to photograph as geckos move relatively quickly. I was fortunate to get a picture or two as he paused to have a good look at me. Photograph by Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat.

Extremely difficult to photograph as geckos move relatively quickly. I was fortunate to get a picture or two as he paused to have a good look at me. Photograph by Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat.


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Two scrub hare leverets suckle in as dusk turns to night. Photograph by Andrea Campbell.

Two scrub hare leverets suckle in as dusk turns to night. Photograph by Andrea Campbell.

A civet cat emerges from the darkness, another creature of the night. Photograph by Lucien Beaumont.

A civet cat emerges from the darkness, another creature of the night. Photograph by Lucien Beaumont.

The most relaxed Bush  baby I have ever managed to view. Photograph by Mike Sutherland.

The most relaxed Bush baby I have ever managed to view. Photograph by Mike Sutherland.

Extremely difficult to photograph as geckos move relatively quickly. I was fortunate to get a picture or two as he paused to have a good look at me. Photograph by Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat.

Extremely difficult to photograph as geckos move relatively quickly. I was fortunate to get a picture or two as he paused to have a good look at me. Photograph by Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat.

A water monitor basks in the morning sun. Photograph by Simon Smit.

A water monitor basks in the morning sun. Photograph by Simon Smit.

I got some good macro shots of this little fella – the painted reed frog. Photograph by Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat

I got some good macro shots of this little fella – the painted reed frog. Photograph by Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat

A slender mongoose darts across the Sand River. Photograph by Amy Attenborough

A slender mongoose darts across the Sand River. Photograph by Amy Attenborough

One of my favourite shots of this week, I managed to get the focus on its face, blurring the rest of the background. Photograph by Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat.

One of my favourite shots of this week, I managed to get the focus on its face, blurring the rest of the background. Photograph by Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat.

The incredible camouflage that some animals display never ceases to amaze me. Barely a week goes by in which I don't see a new grasshopper o...

The incredible camouflage that some animals display never ceases to amaze me. Barely a week goes by in which I don't see a new grasshopper o...

A young puff adder feasts on what looks like a type of robin. This snake has cytotoxic venom, which results in necrosis of the flesh. Despite not being the most venomous snake, it is responsible for more bites and fatalities in Africa than any other snake due to its habit of not moving away from approaching footsteps. Instead it blows out air as a warning, hence the name puff adder. Photograph by Amy Attenborough

A young puff adder feasts on what looks like a type of robin. This snake has cytotoxic venom, which results in necrosis of the flesh. Despite not being the most venomous snake, it is responsible for more bites and fatalities in Africa than any other snake due to its habit of not moving away from approaching footsteps. Instead it blows out air as a warning, hence the name puff adder. Photograph by Amy Attenborough

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