WEEK IN PICTURES #11
Many herds of elephant are around and almost seen on every road you turn on. The breeding herds are always great to just sit and observe them feeding and how they manage to locate their desired food, but best of all is to look at the youngsters entertaining themselves by playing with either each other or with whatever they can find around them.
Faka Nchovela, one of the resident female leopards, was seen a few times during the week and every time she was on the hunt scouting the landscape for her next meal. She tried to approach some impalas a few times but was unsuccessful with each attempt.
Chavaluthu was found on top of a termite mount that is now occupied by a family of warthogs, patiently waiting for them to come out of their burrows. He eventually got tired of waiting and made his way to a herd of impala, that was close by, and we lost sight of him as he moved into the thickets.
Patiently waiting one late afternoon, we were finally pleased so see a black rhino come out the thickets crossing an open area to the next, giving our guests the opportunity to snap a few pics of this magnificent animal. The white rhino is a grazer and prefers the open areas over the thickets making it much easier to spend more time with them just grazing around.
A single male lion was found excessively marking and giving low contact calls while he was following the scent of another two males which we could only assume were his brothers. He is a handsome male to look at and with the morning light any photographer would know this is when the best pictures are taken.
The herds of buffalo has been covering some great distances at night typically searching for the best grazing grounds whilst in the day mostly walking circles close and around the water points.