6 wildlife webcams worth watching

Posted by Elise Kirsten on 20 September 2019

If you can’t get out into nature as often as you’d like, webcams provide a way of enjoying wildlife through technology. Here are six wildlife webcams worth watching.

Africam has a number of cameras set up to stream wildlife in Southern Africa 24 hours a day. Below is a camera live streaming from Tembe Elephant Park in KwaZulu-Natal.

Djuma Game Reserve in Sabi Sands has been streaming live since 1998, according to the description on its YouTube page. Interestingly, the camera is remotely controlled by volunteers around the world known as ‘zoomies’. They log into the camera in shifts according to a schedule and pan, tilt and zoom in search of animals. Sightings are also tweeted to @WildEarth.

Explore.org has live nature cameras in places all across the world and claims to have the biggest network of wildlife webcams. This live cam, situated in Kenya, gives a view of the watering hole and river at Mpala Research Centre. Explore.org also stream from various underwater spots, like the Tropical Reef Aquarium in Long Beach, California in the USA.

SANParks have three active webcams, the first of which was set up in the Kruger National Park, near the Orpen waterhole, in 2004. The camera takes a photo every 30 seconds.


The second webcam is situated southeast of the Satara camp and was a privately funded camera, which sits just outside the fence. It reportedly provides ‘excellent game viewing’.

There is also a webcam set up at a waterhole in Addo Elephant National Park, where you can watch pachyderms play, drink and socialise.

Photos taken at Orpen, Satara, Addo and Punda Maria can be accessed via the SANPArks site too.

 

Featured image: Benjamin Miller

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