Friday, June 14, 2013
This blog is made up of photographs and comments from our guest, Ryan Viljoen, who came with his fiance, Sarah, to stay just one night with us in May ... these are just a few of his pics from their amazing sightings in only two drives.
African Wilddog photographed in Madikwe Game Reserve, currently the reserve has two packs. This dog is part of the larger pack of approximately 18 dogs.
A baby white rhino posing for this portrait shot, I really liked the various colours on him from the dust and dirt with the little piece of grass between his lips and lastly the beady eye staring at us.
Sun setting on the African bushveld after an afternoon safari...
We had come across this lone female lion walking down a game path pretty intently. Our guide had mentioned that she was part of a large pride of females with sub-adults however none where in view. We followed her for along the path until finally she stopped and gave a gentle roar before the rest of the pride came bounding up to meet her...
This young lion was taking a breather in the later afternoon golden sun after playing with his fellow brothers and sisters. He was staring at the others with interest by couldn't muster enough energy to rejoin the games.
Lion cub in the late afternoon peering over at us on the game drive vehicle while on safari. Love the late golden light highlighting just the cub.
One in a coalition of four Cheetah's current feigning interesting in something in the nearby bushes having just woken up from their afternoon nap. We had arrived while they were still sleeping and after not long they started yawning which is always a sign that they are about to become more active. Finally this one propped itself up...
It is not often that you get to see black rhino, never mind out in the open. This is one of those fortunate moments where this mom and calf were out in the open, it only took them a few seconds to realise we were there before scurrying back into the thicket behind them. Black rhino's have a triangular mouth for browsing and are generally smaller then their white rhino counter parts... they also tend to be some what moodier.