|Kruger National Park 3 (9 photos) 1706 views :: Loot Eksteen (loot)
Reserved for and dedicated to the "BETTER" shots of the beautiful animals living in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.
One of the largest controlled nature reserves in the world. It is 350km long, 60km in width, and 2,000,000 hectares of protected and conserved land.
49 fish, and
Occupies 35 different land types that vary in topography, soils, rock formations, and climatic conditions.
My 4th Anniversary - Satara Sunset (96) *
Lilac-breasted Roller (102) *
Red-billed Buffalo Weaver (56)
|RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 5 (17 photos) 2087 views :: Loot Eksteen (loot)
Reserved & restricted for only the rarest & most significant contributions to TN, i.e. photos or rare phenomenon described.
1) Any "first-of" photos on TN. (Species posted for the 1st time on TN.)
2) Any "one-of-a-kind" moments. (Animals engaging in comical or weird activity never to be repeated again.)
3) Any "once-in-a-lifetime" encounters that might never be repeated again. (Unusual or significant footage of any rare, endangered, extinct, or new species found in nature.)
Great Curassow (16)
Peanut Head Bug (20)
Rhinolophus euryale - 1st on TN (22)
|A study in Conchology (seashells) 1 (97 photos) 3382 views :: Loot Eksteen (loot)
Reserved for and dedicated to all marine shells found within the world's oceans.
Conchology is the scientific study of the exoskeletons of marine organisms.
Including shells that originate from Molluscs, Bivalves, Gastropods, Polyplacophorans, and Cephalopods. Also from other invertebrates such as Arthropods, Urchins, Brachiopods, Annelids, and even Corals.
The slender one (58)
An alien skeleton (116) *
The free one (70)
|Reptiles - Lizards, Chuckwallas, Agamas & Tegus 5 (58 photos) 4306 views :: Loot Eksteen (loot)
Dedicated to all lizards - 4-legged or legless (of the order Squamata & sub-order Lacertilia) found throughout the world. As long as the name is "LIZARD", "CHUCKWALLA", "AGAMA", or "TEGU".
Lacerta viridis viridis (4)
Podarcis tauricus (6)
|Underwater Wonder World 5 (54 photos) 2962 views :: Loot Eksteen (loot)
Any photo that shows life from the spectacular and vibrant underwater wonder world.
Below the surface of the worlds oceans, lakes, and rivers (aquaria as well) exist a vast world teeming with spectacular life. It is a world bursting with unbelievable colours and abundant treasures of exquisite existence.
The beauty is ostensibly never-ending and unfortunately this fascinating environment is mostly unseen, unexplored, or undiscovered by the human eye.
The Angel Fish
Yellow coral reef (8)
Stone Fisch (2)
|Reptiles - Geckos 2 (9 photos) 1808 views :: Loot Eksteen (loot)
Dedicated to all geckos (of the order Squamata & the sub-order Lacertilia). As long as the name says "GECKO".
Geckos are smallish lizards in the family Gekkonidae found in warm climates throughout the world. They are unique among lizards in their vocalizations, making chirping sounds in social interactions with other geckos. There are 1,196 different species. They have no eyelids, but transparent membranes which they lick clean & have specialised toe pads.
Let the light shine down (10)
Gecko Madness (20) *
|Ithala Game Reserve 1 (3 photos) 1441 views :: Loot Eksteen (loot)
Reserved for and dedicated to the "BETTER" shots of the beautiful fauna & flora of the Ithala Game Reserve, South Africa.
Overlooking the Pongola River valley in the rugged, mountainous thornveld of Northern KwaZulu Natal, with diverse geological diversity, Itala offers a wildlife experience second to none.
Ithala Game Reserve's multitude of habitats host a spectacular array of wildlife species.
Marble Eyes (62) *
Oops, but I don't like photographers (22) *
|My Dedications ;o) (42 photos) 3723 views :: Loot Eksteen (loot)
A convergence of all the dedications I made to my fellow members and friends on TrekNature.
Motivated by many undemanding and enjoyable reasons such as:-
Each one special for its own specific intention.
Chi-Ling Mandarin Duck (41) *
Zulu-Giant (50) *
A Pansy For ManYee (90) *
|Laughing Zebras (6 photos) 3621 views :: Loot Eksteen (loot)
The zebra's flehmen response also called the flehmen position, flehmen reaction, flehming, or flehmening (from German flehmen, meaning to curl the upper lip), is a particular type of curling of the upper lip in ungulates, felids, and many other mammals, which facilitates the transfer of pheromones and other scents into the vomeronasal organ, also called the Jacobson's Organ.
Hluhluwe Zebra (84) *
Party Animal (214) *
Smile of Zebra. (14)