Monday, March 31, 2014

Plenty Lions

Today I wish to share a few photos "snapped" during the last tour - a kind of photo-update centering mainly on the lions we were privileged to encounter.

At first a couple of lionesses were visible in the grass . . .

. . . but instead of hunting, they moved with their youngsters to the (main) road.

This male lion wasn't part of the lion family (above) - instead he's a "resident" on a private game reserve near Mosselbay . . .

. . . where these 2 Waterbuck youngsters also are at home . . .

. . . as is the case with the "models" in this photo . . .

. . . and where another "resident" came to welcome me back to the luxury tent I occupied before :)

Monday, March 3, 2014

As Promised

As promised to some guests during my last tour - I'm posting photos today which were taken during our game drive in open safari vehicles in the Kruger National park.

Just as the photo above - another endearing mother-&-child moment.

What looks like long earrings are in fact (red-billed) oxpeckers assisting an impala with the grooming process.

A young warthog looking surprised??

And then there was the "find of the day" - a lazy cat on a branch right next to the road.

A look at it from the other side . . .

. . . before this deceptively docile leopard opened its eyes.