The past week has been filled with some awesome sightings. Here are just a few of many sightings that I was able to capture and share with all of you.
Something that’s always very special to see is a mother nursing her youngster, be it elephant, lion or even kudu, its always special to be let into their private lives and share this special moment. We were lucky enough to find this herd with two mothers who have very similar aged calves, and both nursing.
With Mandleve (Floppy Ear) and her team back together, there’s not much that will stand in their way. We were lucky enough to find the Southern Pride on a rather big buffalo bull that they managed to pull down very late one evening. Although we weren’t there to witness the hunt, it was special to see them enjoying a good meal.
Solo (top picture) and the Eyrefield male (second picture) were hanging around in the north of the reserve with Solo mating with one of the Southern Pride females. Every time I see these boys they seem to be getting better looking by the day, and much bigger. Always a treat having these guys walk past the vehicle, it definitely gets the heart racing!
With the bush drying up more and more the further into winter we go, the more big herds of elephants we are seeing. On this particular evening we found a herd of about 40 elephants moving across an open area that had recently been burnt. The dust that was kicked up by 40 elephants was amazing to see and made for some awesome photo opportunities.
Something that will never get old for me is seeing a leopard! Every single time I have had the privilege of spending time with one of these spotted cats it has given me goose bumps. Even more special is to spend time with this particular male, the Sandriver male, one of my favourites. His confidence is unbelievable, even for a veteran in this area. It’s always a treat to spend time with this amazing leopard!
The sunsets in the winter time are amazing! This sunset we had last night was one of the best this year, and what a way to end an amazing week. Hopefully the week to come has as much in store for us as this past week. I am sure this special piece of Africa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and some epic sightings in store for us.