Photo of the Day
|Hippos fighting at Sohebele Dam|
Sorry that I have been away for the last few days, but Grant has been doing a great job, and definitely seemed to get the better of the photo opportunities over the last couple of days!
Since my last post, my viewing has been pretty good, but I just haven’t managed a great deal of good photos; probably a combination of the overcast weather, still feeling a bit run down after the tick bite fever, and the fact that I broke one of my cameras! Hahahaha, oh well, at least I have an excuse to buy a new one now!
I have had some fairly decent viewing; seen Rockfig Jnr, Thumbela and Kuhanya female leopards, lots of buffalo and some good elephants – including some amazing up close and personal encounters that can never be captured adequately on camera!
|Rockfig Jnr female|
|Some large elephant bulls all across the reserve|
The couple of wild dog sightings I had were great, especially as I got to share one of them with my parents who joined me on drive. We actually had a rather good drive; three different breeding herds of buffalo (including one that joined us for drinks at Entrance Dam – it was quite surreal to be standing having a drink with over 200 buffalo streaming past 30m away!), about 40 minutes following the wild dogs, a family of porcupines, and the beautiful Kuhanya leopardess on the airstrip!
|Buffalo and wild dogs on Motswari|
Lions have been extremely quiet, as you have heard from Grant, but a trip down south to see the Machaton Pride was worth it, although I didn’t take any photos.
Anyways, we are always positive that this situation could change overnight, and we all look forward to the return of some lions to the north...until then, I am hoping to find some photographic mojo again to get back into the swing of things and getting some more good shots! Until then, I hope you enjoy these few photos that I have managed to snap up!
|Young male hippos fighting|
|Young male impalas practising their fighting|
|Impala alert to the presence of danger in front of the lodge; the monkeys were alarm calling as they could see a leopard, but neither the impal nor myself could find it!|
|Bachelor herd of impalas|