WEEK IN PICTURES #10
The 5 o’clock wake up call in the winter is not always answered with a smile but the idea of coffee, hot chocolate or any of the other hot beverages serves as encouragement. Once every one is sitting around the table in their winter clothes and start talking about the day ahead and the possible sightings, the cold is only a minor problem.
Five lionesses of the Kudyela Pride was seen feasting on an impala kill they have made and faces still covered in blood they made their way down to a water hole for a drink and later moved of into some thickets. These young females are busy finding their feet and are seen more and more without their brothers. No matter their age they are excellent hunters and were seen watching some buffalo a near 30 meters from the herd.
A male lion was also found one morning roaming around by himself, he is one of the three males we have on a previous post referred to as the River Pride males. After some comparison to some of the images in our archive these three males are not the River Pride males we thought were (after not being seen for some time) but are actually males that we are not familiar with. So now even more questions are raised about their presence.
A white rhino calf pauses in the road for a brief moment, long enough for us to take a few shots before following his mother through the thickets again. Still quite young, the second horn is barely showing, it still relies on mothers milk.
Still herds of buffalo are in the area which is great for viewing. Seeing a few old males at a water hole is great but starring at 200+ buffalo grazing, grunting, shoving each other and kicking up dust is something to remember.