WEEK IN PICTURES #31
“I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy” – Ernest Hemingway
Getting out of bed at 04:45 is not always easy but once you hear the birds singing as you drink a freshly brewed coffee while thoughts of what you might see on safari goes through your mind, it’s worth it.
Faka Nchovela decided to make a return after months of absence and it was the first sighting we’ve had of her since the start of the new year. She was first spotted up in a tree scouting the area for potential prey, she spotted a few impala nearby. Her approach was perfect but failed to successfully take down an impala, she then decided it was best to move on and disappeared into the thickets.
All 3 the Machaton males are together at moment and covering great distances at night marking their territory. After the recent rain we had it’s vital that these males remark their territory to ensure the safety of the females and their cubs. We haven’t seen much of the Kudyela lionesses and their cubs after they finished the zebra kill (previous week) and we only had a few sightings here and there of some females.
The White rhino cows seem to be quite the attraction lately as some of the females have a number of males moving around with them. Soon the tension between the males rise and leads to minor confrontations. Here a white rhino bull was following a cow around.
Nkanyi was a busy cat this past week, not staying in one area for too long. Thuli was not seen to many times, but the few times that she was seen she made it worth it. Later in the week they were seen with an impala kill shared with their mother.
The most remarkable feature of an elephant is surely its trunk.