We tracked and found the bull elephant near Porcupine Dam – he was being the perfect “model” and posed for
photos (even playing with a stick and giving himself a dust bath): a perfect photographic opportunity. I think the photo below is one of the most stunning shot we have ever managed of the male elephant. Great work!
The lions have been rather near each other (only about 3 kms apart), they were seen near Anaboom camp. The male had taken down a very skinny warthog and was snacking on it by himself. The rest of the pride were on the move – and we lost them in the thicket after a while. But our guests managed some stunning photos, and that’s what a safari is all about – experiencing these animals close-up in their natural habitat.
We are starting to be hopeful about the beginning of the rainy season soon(ish) … our reserve, of all reserves, seems to have suffered the least, but this year’s drought has been tough on many reserves. Food is scant, and you can see what the concept “survival of the fittest” sometimes really means in nature. It’s toughest near the finish line.