S: Kruger National Park, South Africa - Devan Johnson
FC: Kruger National Park, South Africa | Devan Johnson | July 2010
1: Just look at what God has created and look at how he displays it Is there any question that this is all for His glory? Why else would the yellow grass glow like gold or the wind weave in and out like a river How else could oxygen diffuse light like a prism or the blue sky drip like paint How could black and white come together in such perfect harmony to compliment this palette of cells and spirit Look at what God has created and then say it's a happy accident.
2: Kruger National Park | Kruger National Park was established in 1898 to protect the vast biodiversity of Southern Africa. Today it is home to approximately 147 species of mammals, 114 species of reptiles, and 507 species of birds. | D e v a n J o h n s o n | photography by
9: K u d u
10: Kruger National Park is home to approximately 4,000 Kudu. | One of the world's largest antelope, the kudu can be as tall as 5 feet at the shoulder and weigh over 560 lbs. | A kudu's spiral horns can grow to over 70 inches, longer than the height of its body, and make up to 2 1/2 complete twists.
17: L i o n s
21: It is estimated that there are between 18,000 and 23,000 lions living in protected areas in Africa. About 2,000 of them call Kruger National Park home. | The lion is Africa's largest and most powerful carnivore. | Lions are constantly threatened by human predation and habitat encroachment and destruction.
25: Kruger National Park is one of the few places the rare Sable Antelope can still be found. | The Nyala has lost most of its natural habitat to agriculture and cattle grazing, and is now most abundant in Kruger National Park.
28: The giraffe is the tallest animal in the world,and can grow to be over 18 feet tall. | When males fight for dominance, they participate in what is called "necking," in which they strike each other's bodies with their long necks and heads. | There are an estimated 7,000 giraffes in Kruger National Park.
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35: L e o p a r d s
37: There are an estimated 950 leopards in Kruger National Park. | When they make a kill, leopards will often haul it high up into a tree to protect it from other animals such as lions and hyenas.
39: Klipspringers stand on the very tips of their small hooves, making them incredibly agile amongst steep rocks.
43: Z e b r a s
45: There are an estimated 23,000 zebras in Kruger National Park. | Zebra foals can run just an hour after birth. This is vital since they must keep up with the ever-moving herd. | Each zebra has a distinct stripe pattern, as unique and distinguishable as a human fingerprint.
46: Impala are the most common animals in Kruger National Park, numbering approximately 130,000.
51: E l e p h a n t s
52: An elephant footprint can be over 50 cm long. | There are about 12,000 elephants in Kruger National Park.