Birds of the Kruger National Park

Yellowbilled Hornbill with baby Chameleon, image taken in the Kruger National ParkYellowbilled Hornbill with baby Chameleon

Here is a gallery of some of the bird photographs that we, the authors of the Photographer's Guide to the Greater Kruger National Park, have captured on our many visits to the world-famous Kruger National Park. 

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European Roller with catch, image taken near Bateleur Bush Camp in the Kruger National ParkEuropean Roller with catch taken near Bateleur Bush Camp
Grey heron with frog at Sunset Dam near Lower Sabie in the Kruger National ParkGrey heron with frog at Sunset Dam near Lower Sabie
Saddlebilled Stork fishing in the Letaba River in the Kruger National ParkSaddlebilled Stork fishing in the Letaba River - photographed from the bridge
Openbilled Stork at Sweni hide near Satara in the Kruger National ParkOpenbilled Stork at Sweni hide
African Darter catching fish at Sweni Hide near Satara in the Kruger National ParkAfrican Darter catching fish at Sweni Hide
African Scops Owl taken outside our chalet in Satara camp in the Kruger National ParkAfrican Scops Owl taken outside our chalet in Satara camp
Eastern Blackheaded Oriole sitting on an Aloe, image taken in Skukuza camp in the Kruger National ParkEastern Blackheaded Oriole sitting on an Aloe, image taken in Skukuza camp
Crested Guineafowl taken in Paunda Maria Camp in the Northern Kruger National ParkCrested Guineafowl taken in Paunda Maria Camp
Brownheaded Parrot found on the H4-2 Near Lower Sabie in the Kruger National ParkBrownheaded Parrot on the H4-2 Near Lower Sabie
Carmine Bee Eater high-key image taken in the Kruger National ParkCarmine Bee Eater high-key image
Yellowbilled duck with chicks taken at Lake Panic near Skukuza in the Kruger National ParkYellowbilled duck with chicks taken at Lake Panic
Crested guineafowl in Punda Maria camp in the Kruger National ParkCrested guineafowl in Punda Maria camp
European Roller with a worm taken near Bateleur in the Kruger National ParkEuropean Roller with a worm taken near Bateleur
Giant kingfisher with crab at the Sabie River in the Kruger National ParkGiant kingfisher with crab at the Sabie River
Carmine-Bee eater with Blister Beetle, image taken on a self drive in the Kruger National ParkCarmine-Bee eater with Blister Beetle

If you struggle to capture good bird images on your safaris then this eBook is for you! We have been visiting the Kruger Park for more than twenty years and capturing impressive bird images is not easy!

Birds tend to be small, are unpredictable and move fast so you do need a long lens and patience! In this eBook we provide all our tips and techniques on our favorite bird hot-spots and how to best photograph them. 

Should you wish to get the eBook, click on the book cover above, then click 'Add to Cart' where you'll see a button called 'Add Promo Code'. Click on it then add the word K2K and the 33% discount will be automatically applied. This code is valid until the end of the month, so don't delay!

"Planning a Kruger trip? A new guide by pro photographers holds the key to good pictures. 

Learn from the folks who spent 517 days in the park and make your photos sing!" 

- Romi Boom, Editor of Wildcard Magazine, South Africa

Fish Eagle catching fish at the Shisha Causeway Pan near Punda Maria on the H13-1 in the Kruger National ParkFish Eagle catching fish at Shisha Causeway Pan near Punda Maria on the H13-1
Whitefronted Bee Eater taken in the Kruger National ParkWhitefronted Bee Eater
Grey Goaway bird in Malelane Restcamp in the Kruger National ParkGrey Goaway bird in Malelane restcamp
Brownheaded Parrot taken near Lower Sabie on the H4-2 in the Kruger National ParkBrownheaded Parrot taken near Lower Sabie on the H4-2
African Fish Eagle catching fish at Sunset Dam near Lower Sabie camp in the Kruger National ParkAfrican Fish Eagle catching fish at Sunset Dam near Lower Sabie camp
Fish Eagle with catch taken from the Lower Sabie Bridge in the Kruger National ParkFish Eagle with catch taken from the Lower Sabie Bridge
Kingfishers are generally divided into three families i.e. Alcedinidae (river kingfishers), Halcyonidae (tree kingfishers), and Cerylidae (water kingfishers). The pygmy kingfisher is part of the Alcedinidae family but hardly ever eats fish.
Arrowmarked Babbler, image taken in Lower Sabie camp in the Kruger National ParkArrowmarked Babbler, image taken in Lower Sabie camp
Yellowbilled Oxpecker on Buffalo's head image taken near Shimuwini in the Kruger National ParkYellowbilled Oxpecker on Buffalo's head near Shimuwini
Marico Sunbird taken in Skukuza camp in the Kruger National ParkMarico Sunbird taken in Skukuza camp
Martial eagle with leguaan kill on the H4-2 Near Crocodile Bridge camp in the Kruger National ParkMartial eagle with leguaan kill on the H4-2 Near Crocodile Bridge
Fish eagle with catch near Punda Maria in the Northern Kruger National ParkFish eagle with catch near Punda Maria
Fish Eagle with a baby Water monitor image taken at Lake Panic Hide near Skukuza in the Kruger National ParkFish Eagle with a baby Water monitor, image taken at Lake Panic Hide near Skukuza
Broadbilled Roller, image taken on a guided Safari in the Pafuri area in the Northern Kruger National ParkBroadbilled Roller, image taken on a guided Safari in the Pafuri area
Juvenile Bateleur eating a Helmeted Guineafowl in the Kruger National ParkJuvenile Bateleur eating a Helmeted Guineafowl

The majority of these bird photographs were captured on self-drive safaris, on normal tourist roads, when we were on our vacations, which are anything from a few days over a long weekend, to annual holidays of 14-17 days duration. We also captured some of the images inside the camps and at picnic spots. 

To see more of our bird images, check out our Bird Interactions in the Kruger Park page.

Should you wish to get the eBook, click on the book cover above, then click 'Add to Cart' where you'll see a button called 'Add Promo Code' - click on it then add the word K2K and the 33% discount will be automatically applied. This code is valid until the end of the month, so don't delay!

"...the majority of images are really impressive, each chosen for a practical reason, sometimes annotated to stress a point.

The authors clearly know what they are doing. For decades they have mapped their sightings, and in explaining how they achieved their images, they’re sharing invaluable tips on understanding wildlife behavior, reading the signs and getting yourself in the best position for the shot. 
There is a phenomenal wealth of information here; real substance."

- Craig Rix, Editor,Travel Africa Magazine, UK

Greater Blue-Eared Starling in the Kruger National ParkGreater Blue-Eared Starling
A rare sighting of a Flamingo at Sunset Dam near Lower Sabie in the Kruger National ParkA rare sighting of a Flamingo at Sunset Dam near Lower Sabie
Little Bee Eater sitting on Elephant dung in the Kruger National ParkLittle Bee Eater sitting on Elephant dung
Lizard Buzzard, image taken on a guided Night Drive at Bongani Mountain Lodge in the Greater Kruger National ParkLizard Buzzard at Bongani Mountain Lodge taken on a Guided Night Drive
Male Paradise Flycatcher in Bateleur Bush Camp in the Kruger National ParkMale Paradise Flycatcher in Bateleur Bush Camp
Pearl spotted Owlet taken at night in Pretoriuskop camp in the Kruger National ParkPearl spotted Owlet taken at night in Pretoriuskop camp
Pel's Fishing Owl taken on Luvuvhu Bridge while staying at Pafuri camp in the Kruger National ParkPel's Fishing Owl taken on Luvuvhu Bridge while staying at Pafuri camp
Ground hornbill near Olifants camp, Kruger park
Purplecrested Lourie in Pretoriuskop camp in the Kruger National ParkPurplecrested Lourie in Pretoriuskop camp
Whitebacked Vulture near Berg en dal camp in the Kruger National ParkWhitebacked Vulture near Berg en dal
Great white egret at sunset dam

Should you wish to get the eBook, click on the above book cover, then click 'Add to Cart' where you'll see a button called 'Add Promo Code'. Click on it then add the word K2K and the 33% discount will be automatically applied. This code is valid until the end of the month, so don't delay!

"This is an indispensable guide to getting the best out of Kruger, camera in hand or not!”

Caroline Webb, Associate Editor, Getaway Magazine, South Africa


Black Egret fishing at Sweni Hide near Satara in the Kruger National ParkBlack Egret fishing at Sweni Hide near Satara
Blackbacked Puffback taken near Luvuvhu Bridge on a guided safari at Pafuri Camp in the Northern Kruger National ParkBlackbacked Puffback taken near Luvuvhu Bridge on a guided safari at Pafuri Camp
Martial Eagle with Rock Monitor taken on a Self-drive Safari in the Kruger National ParkMartial Eagle with Rock Monitor
Ostrich taken on a guided Safari at Pafuri Camp in the Kruger National ParkOstrich at Pafuri Camp
Yellow-billed hornbill with Thilachium africanum flower, also known as the cucumber bush.
Grey Heron with fish at Sunset Dam near Lower Sabie in the Kruger National ParkGrey Heron with fish at Sunset Dam
Hamerkop with fish image taken at the Mpambane Causeway on the S25 Crocodile River Road in the Kruger National ParkHamerkop with fish on the Mpambane Causeway S25 Crocodile River Road
Ground hornbills flying over Letaba river
Malachite kingfisher
Peregrine falcon
Lilac-breasted roller with his meal
Secretary bird with lizard near Satara camp
Little bee eater in Kruger National Park
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Tawny eagle

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