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The Cape Floristic Kingdom lies entirely within South Africa and is the home of more than 6000 endemic plant species, including 12 endemic families. The characteristic habitat type is called fynbos, which also holds high levels of endemic reptiles and amphibians, especially tortoises, including the Geometric tortoise, one of the rarest tortoise species in the world.
King protea flowers {Protea cynaroides} Table Mountain NR, S Africa. Did you know? Proteas are named after the Greek god Proteus who could change his form, as proteas have a diverse range of shapes an...  -  Claudio Velasquez
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Claudio Velasquez / King protea flowers {Protea cynaroides} Table Mountain NR, S Africa. Did you know? Proteas are named after the Greek god Proteus who could change his form, as proteas have a diverse range of shapes an...
Perdekaroo (Oedera capensis) deHoop NR, Western Cape, South Africa, July  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Perdekaroo (Oedera capensis) deHoop NR, Western Cape, South Africa, July
Cape Sugarbird on Protea flower, South Africa  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Cape Sugarbird on Protea flower, South Africa
Kogelbay on spring day. Kogelbay, Western Cape, South Africa. July 2009. Non-ex.  -  Hougaard Malan
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Hougaard Malan / Kogelbay on spring day. Kogelbay, Western Cape, South Africa. July 2009. Non-ex.
Cape sugerbird {Promerops cafer} on Pincushion {Laucospermum spp}, South Africa  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Cape sugerbird {Promerops cafer} on Pincushion {Laucospermum spp}, South Africa
Bontebok {Damaliscus dorcas} on coastal sand dunes, Cape Point, South Africa  -  Nature Production
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Nature Production / Bontebok {Damaliscus dorcas} on coastal sand dunes, Cape Point, South Africa
Rhombic skaapsteker (Psammophylax rhombeatus) adult basking on burnt restio amid spring flowers, dehoop Nature reserve, Western Cape, South Africa  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Rhombic skaapsteker (Psammophylax rhombeatus) adult basking on burnt restio amid spring flowers, dehoop Nature reserve, Western Cape, South Africa
Male Angulated Tortoise (Chersina angulata) South Africa  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Male Angulated Tortoise (Chersina angulata) South Africa
Pincushion (Leucospermum cococarpodendron) in fynbos mosaic shrubland. Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, Cape, Town, South Africa, October  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Pincushion (Leucospermum cococarpodendron) in fynbos mosaic shrubland. Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, Cape, Town, South Africa, October
Cape sugarbird, (Promerops cafer) perched on Protea, Kirstenbosch botanical gardens, Cape Town, South Africa  -  Ann & Steve Toon
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Ann & Steve Toon / Cape sugarbird, (Promerops cafer) perched on Protea, Kirstenbosch botanical gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
Ruffle Heath (Erica bruniflora) deHoop Nature reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Ruffle Heath (Erica bruniflora) deHoop Nature reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.
Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) males down on their knees, sparring, DeHoop Nature reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, August  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) males down on their knees, sparring, DeHoop Nature reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, August
Orange breasted sunbird on Protea flower {Nectarinia violacea} South Africa  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Orange breasted sunbird on Protea flower {Nectarinia violacea} South Africa
Cape Everlasting (Syncarpha speciosissima) in fynbos mosaic scrubland on sloping rocky ground. Cape Point, Table Mountain Nat Park, Cape Town, South Africa, October  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Cape Everlasting (Syncarpha speciosissima) in fynbos mosaic scrubland on sloping rocky ground. Cape Point, Table Mountain Nat Park, Cape Town, South Africa, October
Sand dune vegetation near Koppie Alleen, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, Overberg, South Africa.  -  Mark  MacEwen
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Mark MacEwen / Sand dune vegetation near Koppie Alleen, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, Overberg, South Africa.
Eland (Tragelaphus oryx) bull smelling cow. deHoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Eland (Tragelaphus oryx) bull smelling cow. deHoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.
Ostrich (Struthio camelus) female with chicks. deHoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Ostrich (Struthio camelus) female with chicks. deHoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.
Kankerbos (Lessertia frutescens) flower, deHoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Kankerbos (Lessertia frutescens) flower, deHoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.
Slime lily (Albuca sp) flower. deHoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Slime lily (Albuca sp) flower. deHoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.
Pink Everlasting (Syncarpha canascens) among other vegetation. De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, February.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Pink Everlasting (Syncarpha canascens) among other vegetation. De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, February.
Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) female grazing in restio fynbos. De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) female grazing in restio fynbos. De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.
Grand Duchess sorrel (Oxalis pes-caprae) and Hedgehog lily (Massonia sp.) De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Grand Duchess sorrel (Oxalis pes-caprae) and Hedgehog lily (Massonia sp.) De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.
Cape Everlasting (Syncarpha speciosissima) in fynbos mosaic scrubland. Cape Point, Table Mountain, National Park, Cape Town, South Africa, October  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Cape Everlasting (Syncarpha speciosissima) in fynbos mosaic scrubland. Cape Point, Table Mountain, National Park, Cape Town, South Africa, October
Eland (Tragelaphus oryx) herd and dunes. De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Eland (Tragelaphus oryx) herd and dunes. De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.
Cape hare (Lepus capensis) sitting in grassy fynbos. De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Cape hare (Lepus capensis) sitting in grassy fynbos. De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.
Aloes below the snow-capped peaks of the Swartberg. Near Calitzdorp, Western Cape, South Africa. June 2009.  -  Hougaard Malan
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Hougaard Malan / Aloes below the snow-capped peaks of the Swartberg. Near Calitzdorp, Western Cape, South Africa. June 2009.
Bitter Aloe {Aloe ferox} flowering plants growing on fynbos, Swartberg foothills, Little Karoo. South Africa  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Bitter Aloe {Aloe ferox} flowering plants growing on fynbos, Swartberg foothills, Little Karoo. South Africa
Roadside dewflower (Drosanthemum hispidum) Swartberg Mountains, Little Karoo, South Africa, September 2009  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Roadside dewflower (Drosanthemum hispidum) Swartberg Mountains, Little Karoo, South Africa, September 2009
Malachite sunbird {Nectarinia famosa} male feeding from flowers, South Western Cape, South Africa  -  Richard Du Toit
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Richard Du Toit / Malachite sunbird {Nectarinia famosa} male feeding from flowers, South Western Cape, South Africa
King Protea flowers (Protea cynaroides). Protea flowers are the National Flowers of South Africa.  -  Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / King Protea flowers (Protea cynaroides). Protea flowers are the National Flowers of South Africa.
A herd of Bontebok (Damaliscus dorcas / pygargus) in scrub, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, November  -  Graham Eaton
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Graham Eaton / A herd of Bontebok (Damaliscus dorcas / pygargus) in scrub, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, November
Broadleaf Sugarbush (Protea eximia) Swartberg Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Broadleaf Sugarbush (Protea eximia) Swartberg Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa.
Belladonna lilies (Amaryllis belladonna) flowering, deHoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, February  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Belladonna lilies (Amaryllis belladonna) flowering, deHoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, February
Eland (Tragelaphus oryx) herd in fynbos mosaic. DeHoop Nat reserve, Western Cape, South Africa  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Eland (Tragelaphus oryx) herd in fynbos mosaic. DeHoop Nat reserve, Western Cape, South Africa
Cape Mountain Zebra (Equus zebra zebra) family group in succulent fynbos, deHoop Nature reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, August.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Cape Mountain Zebra (Equus zebra zebra) family group in succulent fynbos, deHoop Nature reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, August.
Blue / Stanley Crane (Anthropoides paradiseus). deHoop nature reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, August.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Blue / Stanley Crane (Anthropoides paradiseus). deHoop nature reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, August.
Chacma baboon (Papio hamadryas ursinus) female  with infant. deHoop Nature Reserve,  Western Cape, South Africa, October  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Chacma baboon (Papio hamadryas ursinus) female with infant. deHoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, October
Grey Rhebok (Pelea capreolus) family group in limestone grassland / fynbos. deHoop Nature Reserve  Western Cape, South Africa.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Grey Rhebok (Pelea capreolus) family group in limestone grassland / fynbos. deHoop Nature Reserve Western Cape, South Africa.
Ostrich (Struthio camelus) female with six young chicks. deHoop nature reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, September.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Ostrich (Struthio camelus) female with six young chicks. deHoop nature reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, September.
Cape Mountain zebra (Equus zebra zebra) mare profile portrait, DeHoop Nature reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Cape Mountain zebra (Equus zebra zebra) mare profile portrait, DeHoop Nature reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.
Chacma baboon (Papio hamadryas ursinus) portrait of male. deHoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Chacma baboon (Papio hamadryas ursinus) portrait of male. deHoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.
Spotted harlequin snake (Homoroselaps lacteus) in fynbos after rain. De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Spotted harlequin snake (Homoroselaps lacteus) in fynbos after rain. De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.
Bonteboks {Damiliscus dorcas phillipsi} South Africa  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Bonteboks {Damiliscus dorcas phillipsi} South Africa
Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus dorcas) female with new born calf.  DeHoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus dorcas) female with new born calf. DeHoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa
Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus dorcas) ram lying in spring flowers. deHoop nature reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, September.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus dorcas) ram lying in spring flowers. deHoop nature reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, September.
Cape Porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis) deHoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Cape Porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis) deHoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.
Chacma baboon (Papio hamadryas ursinus) Juvenile male feeding on grass. deHoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Chacma baboon (Papio hamadryas ursinus) Juvenile male feeding on grass. deHoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.
Hedgehog lilies (Massonia jasminiflora) and Grand Duchess Sorrel (Oxalis purpurea) flowering on  De Hoop NR, Western Cape, South Africa, May 2011  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Hedgehog lilies (Massonia jasminiflora) and Grand Duchess Sorrel (Oxalis purpurea) flowering on De Hoop NR, Western Cape, South Africa, May 2011
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