Facing my phobia by going cage diving in Gansbaai profoundly changed my perspective on the most misunderstood of marine giants: the great white shark. While some might dismiss shark cage diving as an adrenalin rush, I was overwhelmed instead by peace.
Blog posts: Animal stories
If things don’t go quite how you hope on Valentine’s Day, take comfort in knowing it could be a lot worse. You could be one of these weird creatures.
A giraffe walks into a restaurant… No, really.
The Chobe River, which flows through Botswana, is one of the best places to see the greatest elephants herds in Africa. Here’s why …
Much has been documented about the Ross Pride of lions, a mega-pride which reigned supreme in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve between 2006 – 2008. A series of tragic events led the pride to splinter and the numbers began to dwindle. What was once a strong and dominant pride was fast becoming weak, much to… Read more »
It’s what gave the springbok its name; ‘pronking’ is the typical leaping we see as we watch these huge herds of antelope migrating through the Kalahari. These energetic spurts send them hurtling 4 metres into the air, spontaneously and without pattern. Most amusingly, it is said that aside from showing off their strength and aptitude, springboks are merely jumping for joy!
Robert Obree spotted this caracal (rooikat) yesterday morning on a pre-work ride to the Block House on Table Mountain. An incredibly rare sighting.
National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen relates a thrilling encounter with a leopard seal in the icy waters of the far south.
Scientists have discovered the ninth species of shark known to ‘walk’ across the ocean floor: if we can call it ‘walking’.
A man from New Zealand was recently ‘held captive’ on an island for two weeks by a giant saltwater crocodile.