Tyrone_kruger

@ty_kruger

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Aspiring wildlife photographer-photograpic [email protected] All photos are my own. #nature #wildlife #photography @raw_community member
Lioness..

A beautiful lion stands still, a moment of indecision.. Not sure where to relax, a cool morning with a touch of rain makes for difficult seating arrangements.

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"Having made the decision, do not revise it unless some new fact comes to your knowledge. Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile." 
~  Bertrand Russell.
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 #ty_kruger  #zimangaprivategamereserve  #wildlife  #nature  #wildlifephotography  #naturephotography

Lioness.. A beautiful lion stands still, a moment of indecision.. Not sure where to relax, a cool morning with a touch of rain makes for difficult seating arrangements. -------------------------------------------------------------------- "Having made the decision, do not revise it unless some new fact comes to your knowledge. Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile." ~ Bertrand Russell. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturephotography

13
2
11 hours ago
Portrait of a Cheetah cub..
Little cheetah cub - just a bit older than 2 months, enjoying the spoils of their mothers efforts. This cub still sporting a touch of blood from their kudu meal.. Magic being able to spend precious moments with them.
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"If there were no night, we would not appreciate the day, nor could we see the stars and the vastness of the heavens. We must partake of the bitter with the sweet. There is a divine purpose in the adversities we encounter every day. They prepare, they purge, they purify, and thus they bless."

~  James E. Faust.
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 #ty_kruger  #zimangaprivategamereserve  #wildlife  #nature  #wildlifephotography

Portrait of a Cheetah cub.. Little cheetah cub - just a bit older than 2 months, enjoying the spoils of their mothers efforts. This cub still sporting a touch of blood from their kudu meal.. Magic being able to spend precious moments with them. --------------------------------------------------------------------- "If there were no night, we would not appreciate the day, nor could we see the stars and the vastness of the heavens. We must partake of the bitter with the sweet. There is a divine purpose in the adversities we encounter every day. They prepare, they purge, they purify, and thus they bless." ~ James E. Faust. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography

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19
5 days ago
Got your back.

King and queen of Zimanga..
A pair of lions, early morning as they set out for their morning activities.

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"The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them. "
~  Thomas Merton.
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 #ty_kruger  #zimangaprivategamereserve  #wildlife  #nature  #wildlifephotography

Got your back. King and queen of Zimanga.. A pair of lions, early morning as they set out for their morning activities. -------------------------------------------------------------------- "The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them. " ~ Thomas Merton. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography

112
3
7 days ago
Elephant love..

A mother and calf share a tender moment while having a good time in Zimanga's main dam.

I just can't grow tired of seeing these magical animals having Fun in the wild where they belong..
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"Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible."

~  Thomas a Kempis.
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 #ty_kruger  #zimangaprivategamereserve  #wildlife  #nature  #wildlifephotography  #naturethroughcamera_ntc  #zimanga  #natgeoyourshot  #wildlife_perfection  #wildlifeofinstagram  #nature_brilliance  #naturephotography  #raw_africa  #raw_allnature  #raw_animals_africa  #raw_animals_action  #raw_community  #animalsofinstagram  #big_cats_nature_photography  #featured_wildlife  #nuts_about_wildlife  #wildlifepic  #raw_africa  #raw_community_member  #capturethewild  #waowafrica  #exploringourglobe  #wildlifeonearth

Elephant love.. A mother and calf share a tender moment while having a good time in Zimanga's main dam. I just can't grow tired of seeing these magical animals having Fun in the wild where they belong.. ---------------------------------------------------------------- "Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible." ~ Thomas a Kempis. ----------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featured_wildlife #nuts_about_wildlife #wildlifepic #raw_africa #raw_community_member #capturethewild #waowafrica #exploringourglobe #wildlifeonearth

90
7
10 days ago
In awe of the world..

A young cheetah gets a few minutes of rest in the morning sun.. They see everything at this age, every blade of grass that moves every gust of air.. They seem to be figuring out how it all works.
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"The child who has not been disciplined with love by his little world will be disciplined, generally without love, by the big world."

~  Zig Ziglar.
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 #ty_kruger  #zimangaprivategamereserve  #wildlife  #nature  #wildlifephotography  #raw_community_member

In awe of the world.. A young cheetah gets a few minutes of rest in the morning sun.. They see everything at this age, every blade of grass that moves every gust of air.. They seem to be figuring out how it all works. --------------------------------------------------------------------- "The child who has not been disciplined with love by his little world will be disciplined, generally without love, by the big world." ~ Zig Ziglar. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #raw_community_member

92
15
15 days ago
Jousting..

Two male elephants having some fun in Zimanga's main fam..
These two bulls seem to be the most eager ofyhe swimmers, even when the water temperature starts to drop in late autumn..
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"A great battle is a terrible thing," the old knight said, "but in the midst of blood and carnage, there is sometimes also beauty, beauty that could break your heart." 

~  George R.R. Martin.
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 #ty_kruger  #zimangaprivategamereserve  #wildlifeshots  #african_portraits
 #african  #capturethewild  #animalsofinstagram  #natgeoyourshot  #nikon  #nikond800  #wildlifephoto  #naturewildlifephotography  #discoverwildlife  #safarianimals  #earthcapture  #waowafrica  #exploringourglobe  #wildlifeonearth  #majesticwildlife  #nature  #wildlifephotography  #naturethroughcamera_ntc  #zimanga  #africananimals
 #elite_shotz  #elephants  #wildlife_perfection  #wildlifeofinstagram  #nature_brilliance  #naturephotography

Jousting.. Two male elephants having some fun in Zimanga's main fam.. These two bulls seem to be the most eager ofyhe swimmers, even when the water temperature starts to drop in late autumn.. ----------------------------------------------------------------- "A great battle is a terrible thing," the old knight said, "but in the midst of blood and carnage, there is sometimes also beauty, beauty that could break your heart." ~ George R.R. Martin. ------------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlifeshots #african_portraits #african #capturethewild #animalsofinstagram #natgeoyourshot #nikon #nikond800 #wildlifephoto #naturewildlifephotography #DiscoverWildlife #safarianimals #earthcapture #waowafrica #exploringourglobe #wildlifeonearth #majesticwildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #africananimals #elite_shotz #elephants #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography

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11
16 days ago
Female lion portrait.

Just one of Zimanga's beautiful female lions.

This female striking a quick poze after finishing up a wildebeest kill.

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"Trust your beauty to shine from your eyes and into the souls of that deserve you." 
~  Melody Carstairs.
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 #ty_kruger  #zimangaprivategamereserve  #wildlife  #nature  #wildlifephotography  #naturethroughcamera_ntc  #zimanga  #natgeoyourshot  #wildlife_perfection  #wildlifeofinstagram  #nature_brilliance  #naturephotography  #raw_africa  #raw_allnature  #raw_animals_africa  #raw_animals_action  #raw_community  #animalsofinstagram  #big_cats_nature_photography  #featuredwildlife  #animal_sultans  #africa  #wildography_and_safaris  #wegtydskrif  #nikond800  #nikonphotography  #capturethewild

Female lion portrait. Just one of Zimanga's beautiful female lions. This female striking a quick poze after finishing up a wildebeest kill. --------------------------------------------------------------------- "Trust your beauty to shine from your eyes and into the souls of that deserve you." ~ Melody Carstairs. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #wildography_and_safaris #wegtydskrif #nikond800 #nikonphotography #capturethewild

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21
19 days ago
Marco..

A big male elephant stands in the main dam, seemingly waiting for his friend to come and join him in the pool.

When you are lucky enough to see an animal have fun, you are blessed to witness Pure joy..
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"When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you." 
~ Shannon L. Alder.
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 #ty_kruger  #zimangaprivategamereserve  #wildlife  #nature  #wildlifephotography  #naturethroughcamera_ntc  #zimanga  #natgeoyourshot  #wildlife_perfection  #wildlifeofinstagram  #nature_brilliance  #naturephotography  #raw_africa  #raw_allnature  #raw_animals_africa  #raw_animals_action  #raw_community  #animalsofinstagram  #big_cats_nature_photography  #featuredwildlife  #animal_sultans  #africa  #raw_community_member  #natgeoyourshot  #elephant  #wildlifeplanet  #capturethewild

Marco.. A big male elephant stands in the main dam, seemingly waiting for his friend to come and join him in the pool. When you are lucky enough to see an animal have fun, you are blessed to witness Pure joy.. ---------------------------------------------------------------- "When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you." ~ Shannon L. Alder. ---------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #raw_community_member #natgeoyourshot #elephant #wildlifeplanet #capturethewild

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8
20 days ago
Lapping it up..

A special encounter with the boys one morning.. They had picked up on the scent of the new female (far left) and were looking all over for her..

This sighting was after a few anxious moments of fighting and chasing as the boys tried to introduce themselves to her.. Things settled down and they had a quick drink at a nearby water hole.
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"Drink! for you know not whence you came nor why: drink! for you know not why you go, nor where." 

~  Omar Khayyam.
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 #ty_kruger  #zimangaprivategamereserve  #wildlife  #nature  #wildlifephotography  #naturethroughcamera_ntc  #zimanga  #natgeoyourshot  #wildlife_perfection  #wildlifeofinstagram  #nature_brilliance  #naturephotography  #raw_africa  #raw_allnature  #raw_animals_africa  #raw_animals_action  #raw_community  #animalsofinstagram  #big_cats_nature_photography  #featured_wildlife  #nuts_about_wildlife  #raw_community_member  #natgeowild  #capturethewild  #animalsofinstagram  #wildlife_phtographer
 #animal_elite

Lapping it up.. A special encounter with the boys one morning.. They had picked up on the scent of the new female (far left) and were looking all over for her.. This sighting was after a few anxious moments of fighting and chasing as the boys tried to introduce themselves to her.. Things settled down and they had a quick drink at a nearby water hole. ------------------------------------------------------------------ "Drink! for you know not whence you came nor why: drink! for you know not why you go, nor where." ~ Omar Khayyam. ------------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featured_wildlife #nuts_about_wildlife #raw_community_member #natgeowild #capturethewild #animalsofinstagram #wildlife_phtographer #animal_elite

92
7
21 days ago
Monarch...

One of Zimanga's Kings, tries to find a dry spot after a surprise bit of rain..
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"Solitude is the soil in which genius is planted, creativity grows, and legends bloom; faith in oneself is the rain that cultivates a hero to endure the storm, and bare the genesis of a new world, a new forest." 
~  Mike Norton.
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 #ty_kruger  #zimangaprivategamereserve  #wildlife  #nature  #wildlifephotography  #naturethroughcamera_ntc  #zimanga  #natgeoyourshot  #wildlife_perfection  #wildlifeofinstagram  #nature_brilliance  #naturephotography  #raw_africa  #raw_allnature  #raw_animals_africa  #raw_animals_action  #raw_community  #animalsofinstagram  #big_cats_nature_photography   #animal_sultans  #lion  #lionsofafrica  #lionsofinsta  #lionsofafrica_  #discoverwildlife  #safarianimals  #earthcapture  #waowafrica  #exploringourglobe  #wildlifeonearth

Monarch... One of Zimanga's Kings, tries to find a dry spot after a surprise bit of rain.. ----------------------------------------------------------------- "Solitude is the soil in which genius is planted, creativity grows, and legends bloom; faith in oneself is the rain that cultivates a hero to endure the storm, and bare the genesis of a new world, a new forest." ~ Mike Norton. ------------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #animal_sultans #Lion #lionsofafrica #lionsofinsta #lionsofafrica_ #DiscoverWildlife #safarianimals #earthcapture #waowafrica #exploringourglobe #wildlifeonearth

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12
22 days ago
Mothers comfort..

One of Jikas cubs sits tightly next to her, a little startled by our presence.
This was in the early days, before they adopted Jikas relaxed approach to humans.
They learn everything from her;

Between the ages of two and three months, cubs begin to accompany their mother on the hunt, though at first they appear to be merely along for the ride.Often  the cubs reveal that cheetahs are nearby by walking forward or even chase each other while the antelope still have their heads up.
But when the cubs get a little older - between eight months and a year - mom releases about a third of the prey she catches, and the cubs at least kill it themselves from time to time.
Developing those skills that have helped the cheetah survive for 3~4 million years, Longer than any other big cat on Earth today.
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"You loved me before seeing me;

You love me in all my mistakes;

You will love me for what I am."

~ Luffina Lourduraj.
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 #ty_kruger  #zimangaprivategamereserve  #wildlife  #nature  #wildlifephotography  #naturethroughcamera_ntc  #zimanga  #natgeoyourshot  #wildlife_perfection  #wildlifeofinstagram  #nature_brilliance  #naturephotography  #raw_africa  #raw_allnature  #raw_animals_africa  #raw_animals_action  #raw_community  #big_cats_nature_photography  #featuredwildlife  #animal_sultans  #africa  #raw_community_member  #natgeowild  #capturethewild  #animalsofinstagram  #wildlife_photographer tographer
 #cheetahtopic  #cheetah  #endangeredwildlife

Mothers comfort.. One of Jikas cubs sits tightly next to her, a little startled by our presence. This was in the early days, before they adopted Jikas relaxed approach to humans. They learn everything from her; Between the ages of two and three months, cubs begin to accompany their mother on the hunt, though at first they appear to be merely along for the ride.Often the cubs reveal that cheetahs are nearby by walking forward or even chase each other while the antelope still have their heads up. But when the cubs get a little older - between eight months and a year - mom releases about a third of the prey she catches, and the cubs at least kill it themselves from time to time. Developing those skills that have helped the cheetah survive for 3~4 million years, Longer than any other big cat on Earth today. ------------------------------------------------------------------- "You loved me before seeing me; You love me in all my mistakes; You will love me for what I am." ~ Luffina Lourduraj. -------------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #raw_community_member #natgeowild #capturethewild #animalsofinstagram #wildlife_photographer tographer #cheetahtopic #cheetah #endangeredwildlife

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13
23 days ago
At dawn.

A female elephant stands on the dam wall as the sun sets in Zululand.. The main dam wall allows for some great perspectives and angles.
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"The pale stars were sliding into their places. The whispering of the leaves was almost hushed. All about them it was still and shadowy and sweet. It was that wonderful moment when, for lack of a visible horizon, the not yet darkened world seems infinitely greater—a moment when anything can happen, anything be believed in."

~  Olivia Howard Dunbar.
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 #ty_kruger  #zimangaprivategamereserve  #wildlife  #nature  #wildlifephotography  #naturethroughcamera_ntc  #zimanga  #natgeoyourshot  #wildlife_perfection  #wildlifeofinstagram  #nature_brilliance  #naturephotography  #raw_africa  #raw_allnature  #raw_animals_africa  #raw_animals_action  #raw_community  #animalsofinstagram  #big_cats_nature_photography  #featuredwildlife  #animal_sultans  #africa  #raw_community_member  #natgeowild  #capturethewild  #bigfive  #big5  #natgeoyourshot  #nikon

At dawn. A female elephant stands on the dam wall as the sun sets in Zululand.. The main dam wall allows for some great perspectives and angles. --------------------------------------------------------------------- "The pale stars were sliding into their places. The whispering of the leaves was almost hushed. All about them it was still and shadowy and sweet. It was that wonderful moment when, for lack of a visible horizon, the not yet darkened world seems infinitely greater—a moment when anything can happen, anything be believed in." ~ Olivia Howard Dunbar. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #ty_kruger #zimangaprivategamereserve #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturethroughcamera_ntc #zimanga #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeofinstagram #nature_brilliance #naturephotography #raw_africa #raw_allnature #raw_animals_africa #raw_animals_action #raw_community #animalsofinstagram #big_cats_nature_photography #featuredwildlife #animal_sultans #africa #raw_community_member #natgeowild #capturethewild #bigfive #big5 #natgeoyourshot #nikon

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8
26 days ago