Not the best picture
Nice big male
This species is the common 'rainbow skink' from Kruger. Unfortunately the taxonomy seems to be in flux. Also, there's some confusion because the species is so variable looking across life-stages. Here, I've observed an adult male.
Dead plated lizard in the road, not sure which one....
Abundant in Skukuza
This one had young following it around
Common at bore-holes alongside Nile crocodiles.
I think this is G. validus a few other species of plated lizard occur here.
The only squirrel in Kruger
These are the common diurnal geckos around Skukuza
The abundant nocturnal gecko on pretty much every wall near a light
In southern Africa, these guys have red bills.
While Kruger boasts one of the healthiest populations of white Rhino's in the world, increased poaching is reaching crisis levels. At the time of this sighting colleagues in a SanParks helicopter had their research delayed as the pilot had to rush off to storm a rhino poaching camp in the south east part of the park.