WEEK IN PICTURES #55
This will be the first week in pictures edition for the new year, and what a way to kick-off 2019! This week so far has delivered some incredible sightings.
I think we should start with the morning of the 1st, Wild dogs! A pack of 15 wild dogs made their way in from the east and immediately helped themselves with a meal and a few impalas were unfortunate to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. The pack then started to rest in the shade before a howling call in the distance got them all up and running.
So many herds of elephant are moving around at the moment so much so that each game drive is filled with numerous elephant sightings from single bulls, bachelor herds and the most sought after breeding herds with all the little ones.
Nkanyi has been seen with 2 different kills this week, first a steenbok that lasted her two days and now a young impala that she has been dining on for three days now. Thuli was also seen but kept to herself most of the week. She and Nkanyi have been moving within the same area lately and it will be interesting to see if the meet up if it will be a friendly meeting or not. They are just over 2 years old now and have been independent for several months now.
A female cheetah successfully caught and ate and impala ewe but her joy only lasted for a day before one of the kudyela lionesses stole her kill.
The biggest surprise of the week was the 4 male lions chasing a herd of buffalo around deep in machaton territory. They were unsuccessful with their attempt to make a kill but kept on following the herd back to the east. These males entered machaton territory without fear and this could mean that dangerous times are ahead for the Machaton male, Kudyela lionesses and the cubs if these males decide to push further west.
The herd of buffalo took a 10 minute break after their alteration with the male lions.