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lions pull down a buffalo

Thumbnail image for lions pull down a buffalo by Richard de Gouveia August 7, 2012

There is something special about living in the bush and seeing these amazing animals interacting on a daily basis. There are some days that take special to whole new level! This particular morning was one of them. The morning plans were to spend some time at the wild dog den with the pups. Just to […]

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size matters

Thumbnail image for size matters by Richard de Gouveia July 25, 2012

In the animal world everything goes around size. Lions persecute leopards; leopards and lions persecute cheetah; cheetah, lion and leopard persecute jackals. As much as this happens between different species it also happens between animals of the same species…in most cases between the big predators. Male lions will dominate kills that the pride may have […]

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25 hour day

Thumbnail image for 25 hour day by Richard de Gouveia July 21, 2012

What a day… The winters chill was cutting through the numerous layers that we had donned for the morning safari as we left Little Bush Camp. The sun broke over the horizon spreading hues of orange, red and yellow across the sky. After seeing the lion cubs the night before it was time to find […]

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the week in pictures and video

Thumbnail image for the week in pictures and video by Richard de Gouveia July 12, 2012

What a week it has been! As we move deeper and deeper into winter the game viewing just gets crazier and crazier. The week started with the craziest sighting in front of Selati Camp, where a leopard killed a kudu only to have it stolen by a lioness who later brought her 3 cubs through […]

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maternal wars

Thumbnail image for maternal wars by Richard de Gouveia July 3, 2012

The Fitzpatrick family were sitting on the deck at Selati Camp, enjoying a scrumptious lunch looking out over the waterhole in front of the lodge. A herd of kudu moved along the river’s edge feeding away on the foliage without a care in the world and the setting could not have been more perfect. The […]

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leopard secures food for the little ones

Thumbnail image for leopard secures food for the little ones by Richard de Gouveia June 13, 2012

The morning started off very slowly. Not much was moving around besides the Land Rovers and the occupants found themselves cuddling under blankets and hugging their hot water bottles to try keep warm as the icy air bombarded them from all sides. Noses ran, extremities ached but we pushed on hoping to find something special. […]

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little lions

Thumbnail image for little lions by Richard de Gouveia June 9, 2012

What a manic last few weeks, the lodges have been packed and the bush has been pumping. The chill of winter has put its icy grip over the bush and the bush has all but dried out. The trees are losing their leaves and the herbivores are starting to loose condition. This all bodes very […]

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the circle of life

Thumbnail image for the circle of life by Richard de Gouveia May 25, 2012

Quietly the three cubs lie still in their den as the sound of the approaching buffalo herd gets closer. The sound of the grunts and moans of the buffalo ring through their ears and the vibrations of 200 buffalo’s hooves pulse through their fragile bodies. Filled with fear the little ones instinct tells them to […]

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new lions all over sabi sabi

Thumbnail image for new lions all over sabi sabi by Richard de Gouveia May 21, 2012

After the heart-wrenching story that Calvin wrote about the 7th lion cub comes a story to show how nature has a way of righting all wrongs. During the early hours of the morning the Southern Pride managed to pull down a female buffalo and a calf. Following the tracks the rangers were able to find […]

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southern strength

Thumbnail image for southern strength by Richard de Gouveia May 14, 2012

As we got onto the vehicle ready to head out on the afternoon safari, my guests asked how I planned to top the last two safaris. The grins on their faces showed how happy they were with what they had seen and the sarcasm in their voices clearly indicated that they didn’t believe it could […]

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