A video of a baby elephant playing with low-flying swallows in South Africa's Kruger National Park has become a huge hit on YouTube. Uploaded in late July, it has received over 7 million views to date and has been popular across the world. The ad revenue is also being put to good use.
Imagine floating in a natural rock pool right on the lip of the largest waterfall in the world, looking down into the gorge far, far below as the waters of the great Zambezi river thunder past, the spray rises and perpetual rainbows dance in the air.
On a recent holiday in Cape Town, Eric Chen, a director at Chinese aerial photography company DJI, flew his drone "quadcopter" off the top of Lion's Head for a stunning airborne GoPro-filmed tour of Table Mountain, the city bowl, rocky shores and smooth beaches, seals playing in the surf and great white shark cage-diving.
Sometimes the best way to deal with mountains of data is to turn to the public for help. That's what Snapshot Serengeti did to classify millions of photos from savannah camera traps in Tanzania.
South Africa has a strong connection to the latest Hollywood blockbuster, Avengers: Age of Ultron. A fight between The Hulk and Iron Man takes place in Joburg, which features a few times in the movie, and Cape Town visual effects studio BlackGinger had a hand in the film’s visual effects.
It is not unusual for different animal species like lions and buffalo to be seen fighting. Tourists in the Kruger National Park area recently got a fright when a buffalo surprised them by turning towards their cars to get lions off his back.