Bontebok National Park
Perhaps illegally, we’re still unsure, the trip into South Africa’s smallest national park allowed us to exit our vehicle and stalk bontebok for some interesting photographs. We parked on a muddy shoulder that had been cleared by herds of grazing antelope instead of cars, and began moving toward the bontebok. They made little “whoop whoop” noises in warning to one another, but only retreated when we got within thirty metres or so. We stood and watched for what seemed like hours, and what eventually chased us back to our car was an advancing secretary bird. That bird looked prehistoric in size, even at the distance it was, and still stalking bontebok is highly recommended.
- Brad Harris