Birds of Prey Heaven
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is well renowned as a beautiful park to visit for its plethora of predators. My last post highlighted some of the Big Cats that call this desert park their home, and I thought a separate post for the variety of Birds of Prey was long overdue.
With Kgalagadi being a vast reserve in the Kalahari Desert covering both areas of Botswana and South Africa, I had always expected a lot of mammals to call the desert home. I did not expect the sheer volume of birds of prey that would be resident in this desert region.
Birds of prey you can expect to see:
- Martial, Bateleur, Tawney eagles
- Secretary bird
- Various vultures
- Different Goshawks
- Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, Spotted Eagle Owl, White-faced Owl, African scops owl, barn owl
Plan your visit
If you travel to South Africa, try to build a visit to this desert park into your itinerary. It is always tempting to just focus on the Kruger National Park, which is perfectly understandable, but this park is also self-catering and self-driving, so it may make sense to build both parks in one mega trip.
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Particularly like the Owl images, great work Wayne.
Hello Laura, THanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. KTP is such a great place for spotted Eagle owls. Saw various families every second day.
This a superb series of images Wayne, had to leave a comment to say how much I enjoyed them. I was wondering how many visits you made to the area to capture this many species?
The snake and martial eagles are a particular fave of mine, so glad to see them represented here!
Thank you so much Tom.
Martial eagles are my favourite too.
All done i one visit, 16 days in length. Its a magical place to see predators. all my cheetah hunt photo’s were also taken on this trip
Wayne, gr8 pics with a lot of definition. Excellent work!! Love the clear blue sky at your shoot location.
Just wonderful work to see. I enjoy every single image 🙂
Excellent collection of images Wayne, well done
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