Wildlife of South Africa


Lets take another break from storylines and enjoy some photographs of wildlife in South Africa. Obviously I was not able to photograph every species but I was able to capture a fair amount of wildlife.

Photographing wildlife is one of my passions and I was so fortunate to be able to have gone on safari in South Africa. It is something that I will never forget and another check off my Bucket List. None of this would have been possible with the invitation from my friend Liza Parker and her parents Greg and Gillian Parker who traveled with me on safari. Also a very special thanks to Emile Sprenger de Rover for his hospitality, friendship and volunteer game guide in the Ingwelala Private Game Reserve.

Please enjoy these photographs and the nature of South Africa as seen through my eyes. And to make this easy lets go alphabetically…

baboon yawn_kruger1 copy


baboon baby_kruger1 copy
baboon baby
wildebeest_kruger2 copy
blue wildebeest
bush buck_kruger1 copy
bush buck
cape buffalo_oxpecker_kruger1 copy
cape buffalo and oxpecker
cheetah_dewildt2 copy
duiker_kruger1 copy
elephant_ingwelala1 copy
genet_kruger copy
giraffe_kruger2 copy
klipspringer_kruger1 copy
kudu buck_kruger1 copy
kudu – buck
kudu doe_kruger1 copy
kudu – doe
lioness hunting_kruger1 copy
sharps grysbok_kruger1 copy
sharp’s grysbok
steenbok_kruger1 copy
wild dog group_kruger1 copy
wild dogs
wild dogs_single1 copy
wild dogs
zebra baby_kruger1 copy
zebra baby

I hope you enjoyed the Ingwelala Private Game Reserve and Kruger National Park in South Africa through my eyes. If you ever get the chance to go I’m sure it will be an adventure that you will never forget as was my experience.

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Liza Parker and myself in Ingwelala – photo by Greg Parker


self_bench copy
overlooking Ingwelala – photo by Liza Parker

Next stop…. Alaska and the Inside Passage


Author: larry pannell

I started my career in photography as a professional photojournalist in 1979 at the time working with several newspapers and magazines in Southern California. What I loved most about photojournalism was its diversity and over my career I covered professional sports, concerts and travel. As life would have it mine took yet another turn and in 1988 I developed an interest in holistic medicine. I became a professional massage therapist specializing in sports medicine. In 1991 I decided to go to medical school and obtained a medical degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and stared my career as a licensed acupuncture physician. After medical school I moved my practice to northern Idaho for a year before settling in the resort area of Sun Valley, Idaho. I’ve always been an outdoor person and hiking and backpacking the Rockies and fishing the pristine river waters and high altitude lakes offered me a wonderful photographic opportunity. In 2010 I left Sun Valley and I once again found myself on a cruise ship, this time working as an “Acupuncturist at Sea”. For the past seven years I have traveled to 85 countries, which has allowed me to photograph much of the world.

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