WEEK IN PICTURES #9
“If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera”- Lewis Hine
Words used by a photographer in the early 1900’s could not explain ones experience on safari in a better way. Sometimes you are not looking for the perfect picture but just a photo of a moment on safari to help share your experience and show the moments that you are not able to explain in just using words. Enjoy the highlights of this week in our selection of week in pictures!
The big male of the Mohlabetsi coalition was not seen this week and neither was the River Pride coalition seen again, could this mean that the big male is making sure to let the other males know that they are in his territory and driving them away? Well only time will tell, but in the mean time the younger members of the Mohlabetsi coalition was seen on a regular basis along with Blondie and they were seen trailing herds of buffalo a few times as well.
The younger members of the Kudyela Pride has been very active the last week moving around and looking for their next meal, predominantly they were also trailing some buffalo but was unsuccessful and then later in the week settled for a kudu kill the managed to make. On one particular morning they showed that they are still young and full of energy by playing around chasing each other and some even climbed a few trees. The older two Kudyela Pride females and mothers to the sub-adults were seen separately a few times.
Chavaluthu was very busy patrolling his territory this week and was often found through the means of following his rasping calls through the bush. Very exciting for the guests to finally see the one who is making the calls they can hear whilst on their drinks stop.
Not always understood how such a big mammal like the elephant can move so silent through the bush, to see these big herds feeding and then suddenly very quiet disappearing into the thickets is self explaining. The bull elephants are great to see just simply because of their size and strength.
The buffalo herds have been enjoying the grazing grounds, more than often tracked down in the morning only to find them lying down before they start their daily routine. They are still showing a lot of strength by keeping the lions away and shows that if a group sticks together as one they can defend themselves pretty well.
A bull black rhino showing the scars of many battles fought came close to the vehicle for closer inspection and allowed us to look at the finer details of these rare species. A female white rhino with her calf grazing together and after a while the calf begged for some mothers milk by making very fine noises and finally managed to suckle.