SEVENTH EDITION OF THE WEEK IN PICTURES #7
“Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliot Erwitt
These words can not describe a safari in a better way, seeing a lion lying flat cat compared to when they might be hunting or doing something extraordinary might not be equally exciting, but the way you look at the magnificence of the animal is what makes all the difference to your own experience. Enjoy the highlights of this week in the week in pictures!
With the return of some good size herds of buffalo the lions have taken the opportunity to try there luck, they seem to be out of practice because the buffaloes have been coming out victorious every time. Surely it won’t be long before the apex predators will bring down one of their favorite preys.
Chavaluthu has been quite the attraction lately and was regularly seen with a leopardess and not the same one but different females. He has over the last few weeks shown why he is the dominant male leopard in our traversing area and looks like the females are taking notice.
The wild dogs have been covering a huge area in a very short time being on the move most of the time, but for those of you that are familiar with the behavior of these animals will know that it’s tough keeping up with them when they start to move. The hyenas have been very active as well , and were often found along with black-backed jackals at the carcasses that the lions left.
White rhino calves are very inquisitive when young and often move closer to the safari vehicles to inspect the weird object and become familiar with the smell or noise, but it’s not long before the run back to their mother where they feel comfortable.