Photo of the Day
|Nthombi's little boy|
Greetings from my desk! Hope you are all enjoying Grant’s wonderful posts form this week, and well, let me not ruin it, but I am pretty sure you will all be equally jealous of what Grant and his guests witnessed yesterday, so do check the blog a bit later for that amazing update!
Not doingthe blog this last week, I wasn't so quick to pik up my camera, but here are a few of the images I did manage to capture –sightings were not bad, but the lighting was seldom good enough for photos –was wonderful to see Argyle male again, as well as the Sohebele males! I personally hadnt seen them for over 8 months! It was also a week that saw me get my first viewing of Nthombi’s youngster, and despite not having blue eyes, he is still a litter stunner and was very relaxed with us (well, until I almost dropped my camera; then I’m not sure who got a bigger fringht – him or me!). I had a lovely sighting of Kuhanya too, but sadly my camera was at home at the time!!!
The lions also showed themselve; I got to see the ten Machaton lions, two male lions that had stolen a buffalo kill from them (one of the males was an individual I hadn’t seen for almost three years!), two young Jacaranda’s looking quite good and even snacking on a scrub hare, the Sohebele males feasting on a freshly killed buffalo (as I say, go check Grant’s blog a bit later!!!), and last night I also saw the Mahlthini males a bit further north on Ingwelala!
My hightlightthough was the sounds I heard and tracked down to find a large male rhino trying to kill a two-month old baby rhino! Luckily he moved off when we approached, but the sounds we followed were unreal! I had told my guests I suspected it was rhinos fighting, but I wasn't too convinced myself. Sadly even a day later the male was still seen pursuing the mother and calf; as the calf is not his, he wants to kill it so that he can mate with the female – it can be a cruel world out there!
Anyways, I will be back on the blog tomorrow, but just thought I would share the last week in pictures with you!
|Baboons on Argyle Dam|
|African Fish Eagle|
|Two "new" southern males - the bottom picture is a male that we last saw in August 2009 wating a giraffe with the Mahlathini males|
|Elephant bulls at Argyle Dam|
|Waterbuck and impalas|
|Nthombi and cub|
|Blood-covered Sohebele boys!|
|Giraffe and waterbuck in the late afternoon|
|Argyle male eating a dead kudu|
|You have GOT to see Grant's blog post later of these lions killing this buffalo - amazing stuff!|