Insects Spiders and Scorpions of the Kruger Park

Swallowtail Butterfly on the Eastern Rhigozum Flower in the Kruger National ParkSwallowtail Butterfly on the Eastern Rhigozum Flower

Here is a gallery of some of the insects spiders and scorpions 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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Front view of the Mopane moth image taken in the Kruger National ParkFront view of the Mopane moth
Butterflies on Lions eye flowers in the Kruger National ParkButterflies on Lions eye flowers
Thick tail Scorpion image taken in the Kruger National ParkThick tail Scorpion image taken in camp
Macro photo of a Dragonfly taken in Letaba camp in the Kruger National ParkMacro photo of a Dragonfly taken in Letaba camp

A Kruger Park safari is so much more than just seeing and photographing the big-five animals. insects spiders and scorpions provide ideal subjects that can provide wonderful photographs, so if you struggle to find and capture good insects spiders and scorpion images on your safaris then this eBook is for you!

We have been visiting the Kruger Park for more than twenty years and capturing insects spiders and scorpion images can be challenging!

In this eBook we provide all our tips and techniques on our favorite insect and reptile 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

Green Huntsman Spider image taken in camp in the Kruger National ParkGreen Huntsman Spider image taken in camp
Butterfly near Ground Lily flower in the Kruger National ParkButterfly near Ground Lily flower
Dung Beetle rolling his ball in Berg en Dal camp in the Kruger National ParkDung Beetle rolling his ball in Berg en Dal camp
Jumping spider image taken in Boulders in the Kruger National ParkJumping spider image taken in Boulders
Red Velvet mite image taken in Shingwedzi camp in the Kruger National ParkRed Velvet mite image taken in Shingwedzi camp
Mopane worm image taken on a walk in Mopani camp in the Kruger National ParkMopane worm image taken on a walk in Mopani camp
Thin tail scorpion taken in Sirheni Bush camp in Kruger National ParkThin tail scorpion taken in Sirheni Bush camp
Dragonfly image taken in Letaba camp in the Kruger National ParkDragonfly image taken in Letaba camp
Whip tailed scorpion, image taken in Orpen in the Kruger National ParkWhip tailed scorpion, image taken in Orpen
Mario holding a Whip tailed Scorpion in the Kruger National ParkMario holding a Whip tailed Scorpion

The majority of these insects spiders and scorpion 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. 

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

Sun Spider image taken in the Kruger National ParkSun Spider also known as the Red Roman
Jumping spider on Barberton daisy taken in Lower Sabie camp in the Kruger National ParkJumping spider on Barberton daisy taken in Lower Sabie camp
Scorpion with venom droplet photographed in Satara camp in the Kruger National ParkScorpion with venom droplet photographed in Satara camp

This video shows how we photograph most of our insects, spiders and scorpions. The video was shot at home in a vivarium but when we go to the parks we take a folding photo studio with. 



Scorpion image taken at Makalali Lodge near HoedspruitScorpion image taken while at dinner in the boma at Makalali Lodge near Hoedspruit
Image of the Dice moth caterpillar taken in Punda Maria Camp in the Kruger National ParkImage of the Dice moth caterpillar taken in Punda Maria Camp
Image of Baboon spider taken at Olifants Camp in the Kruger National ParkImage of Baboon spider taken at Olifants Camp

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

Mopane moth wings image taken in Mopani camp in the Kruger National ParkMopane moth wings image taken in Mopani camp
Spider on water lily leaf at pond in Skukuza camp in the Kruger National ParkSpider on water lily leaf at pond in Skukuza
Green Lynx Spider image taken in the Kruger National ParkImage of a Green Lynx Spider
Hairy caterpillar image taken in the Kruger National ParkHairy caterpillar
Ant Lion also known as one of the Africa's little five in the Kruger National ParkAnt-lion also known as one of Africa's little five
Bag worm image taken at Mutale Falls in the Greater Kruger National ParkBag worm image taken at Mutale Falls
Cicada at Punda Maria camp in the Kruger National ParkCicada at Punda Maria camp
Rhino beetle also known as Africa's little Five, image taken in the Kruger National ParkRhino beetle one of Africa's Little Five
Hawk moth caterpillar image taken in Punda Maria in the Kruger National ParkHawk moth caterpillar image taken in Punda Maria
Red Roman eating an Armored ground Cricket in Bateleur Bush Camp in the Kruger National ParkRed Roman eating an Armored ground Cricket in Bateleur Bush Camp
Katydid image taken in the Kruger National ParkKatydid

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"It's 768 pages of the most amazing information. It consists of, well, everything really. Photography info...area info...hidden roads..special places....what they have seen almost road by road. Where to stay just outside the Park...camp information. It takes quite a lot to impress me but I really feel that this book, which was 7 years in the making, is exceptional."            - Janey Coetzee, founder of CAROK (Camps and Roads of Kruger)  South Africa

"Having a passion for the region itself and having to know about all dynamics, water holes and ideal roads for a period of 6 years - I wish I had this guide on my first trip already!" - Morkel Erasmus, Secunda, South Africa

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