We hope you enjoy this week’s recap of some of our favourite sightings over the past 7 days…
One of the most beautiful antelope in the bush – the impala! Here a herd stare into the distance as they catch scent of the potential threat of a female leopard in the area.
A moment well captured as the sun began to set, with these two female kudu crossing the road.
We have witnessed some large herds of buffalo passing through the reserve and bringing with it some special sightings as seen below of a cow and her newborn calf!
The tongue of a giraffe is long and dexterous as well as containing a pigment called melanin which renders it extremely leather like in texture. These two properties enable the giraffe to wrap its tongue around a thorn branch and strip off the leaves without hindrance from the sharp thorns.
Elephants are being seen all over the reserve with wonderful sightings from the young, right up to older bulls.
A plains zebra stallion on an open area allows for great black and white photography for a few guests that visit the reserve looking for iconic African safari images.
A Tree Squirrel gives out an alarm call while nestled in a tree, possibly notifying a threat or predator in the vicinity.
An adorable sighting of these two Dove chicks waiting for their parents to return with some food!
A Red-billed Ox-pecker poses in the afternoon light after feeding on some ticks off the back of a Zebra.
The recent rain has been an amazing boon, but for these two Helmeted Guinea Fowl who we saw standing watch over their large brood, they must have been thinking otherwise while they walked through the perilously long grass.
A young Baboon clung to a tree stump after being given a hiding from a larger one while the rest of the troupe sat and enjoyed the newly fallen Marula fruit.
A Blue Headed Tree Agama was perfectly positioned to take advantage of the color of his head and use it as camouflage against the blue sky.
White Dam’s young male cub was seen on a bit of a walkabout, before resting on a fallen tree.
The Southern Pride was found all well fed, resting in the dappled shade of a Tambotie thicket, well shielded from prying eyes by the tall encasing grass. They are slowly making their way further north, towards Earth Lodge.
Kigelia was following the scent of a male leopard who we suspect could be the Kashane male as he was seen in the area not too long ago.
Until next time…
Blog by Wendy Claase
Images by Franscois Rosslee, Kyle Strautmann, Sheldon Hooper and Kevan Dobbie
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