Here are some more images from my amazing few days at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. Much thanks to my guides: ex-cricketer turned-excellent Ranger, Robyn; and my tracker, Ernie. They showed me everything from aardvarks to aardwolf (the latter being more rare than the black rhino).

I found myself particular charmed by the grace of a giraffe family and the offbeat cuteness of the warthogs.

All elephants are charming. The babies especially soBaby elephants in black & whiteElephant peeking through a bush

Elephants are one of the most charming animals in Africa. The babies especially so!

Cheetah in the sunSlow Cheetah

Cheetah in the sun

I took this picture of a white rhino on my Canon 5D Mark III, but edited it on my iPhoneWhite rhinos are more common that the much-hunted black rhino, but just as stunning

White rhinos are more common that the much-hunted black rhino, but just as stunning

Safari vehicle pictureAmarula- South Africa's cream liqueur tastes lovely on ice or mixed into hot chocolate for a sundowner in the bushThe walk to River LodgeVery cool chess set at River Lodge

Scenes From a Safari & Very cool chess set at River Lodge

Hipstamatic safariI used Hipstamatic to get some shots of the varied terrain of KwandweLong & winding dirt road (Hipstamatic)Aboard the Landcruiser. Hipstamatic safari!

Black and White Mobile Photography: “Hipstamatic safari”

Photo Tip: Mobile photography is not ideally suited for the long-lens needs of a photo safari, but is great for capturing details of a day in the life. I found Hipstamatic and Nightcap to me the 2 apps I used most often.

Giraffe family picture

Giraffe family picture

Night Ranger. I took this picture on a night game drive using my iPhone and the NightCap app

Night Ranger. I was bummed I didn’t have “Sister Christian” on my iPod to rock out to after I took this picture on last night’s nocturnal game drive. I got the shot using my iPhone and the NightCap app .

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