Archive for July 2011

Reflections!

29/07/2011

Good morning everyone… It was a extremely cold morning, and although we saw fresh tracks of a male leopard, lion , spotted hyena, porcupine and wildcat, we didn’t see them! We think they are hiding in bushes or caves because of the cold! The coldest time of the day/night is the hour before sunset, and […]

Morning Glow!

28/07/2011

Good morning everyone!!!! The lions at Rooiputs are active in the camp as usual! This one was snapped just outside the camp walking into the sun! Always a tricky shot, but also a dangerous one, if you look into the sun through your viewfinder. Be careful!!! This female is walking towards the dunes where the […]

Blackbeard!

27/07/2011

Good morning everyone… When the south of the Park is quiet we like to drive up towards Kamqua picnic-site, there at Rooibrak waterhole are two huge Black-maned lions, and we see them regularly ! The pride consist out of 3 cubs, a female and the two big boys! To me, the Black-maned lions look so much […]

Mates!

26/07/2011

Good morning everyone… The big male of the south is still missing! Mufasa hasn’t been seen for almost 3 months, so we think the worst! But you never know! He might be off on a extended holiday somewhere in the Botswana dunes! Especially with the cold, its almost  4 degrees hotter in the dunes than […]

Climbing 101!

25/07/2011

Good morning everyone… It was very cold this morning and the kalahari was filled with the most incredible smell! It started raining, very unusual for this time of the year! We love the first rains after the dry season! Unfortunately, the dry season is still a long way from now, it will reach its peak […]

Black & White Friday!

22/07/2011

Good morning everyone… The cubs are growing up fast, and loves to play with mothers tail! Actually anything that moves they will chase. We are still trying to find out the sex of the cubs, but at this stage its quite difficult, but I think it’s a male and female. The one thats a bit […]

New Born!

21/07/2011

Good afternoon everyone… The hyenas den has a new addition, he/she was born about 4-5 weeks ago! We haven’t been in that area for a while, so it was great to see the other three cubs that was born about 4 months ago is growing up fast! Spotted hyena cubs are born almost fully developed, with […]

Colours of the Kalahari!

20/07/2011

Good morning everyone… Everyday we go out on a game drive, we see something colourful! This morning a Crimson breasted Shrike paraded its colours in the morning sun! This shrike is extremely nimble and restless, its penetrating whistles often being the first sign of its presence, although it is not a shy species. The sexes have […]

Crimson sky!

19/07/2011

Good morning everyone…! The sunrises at the moment are spectacular, it’s always nice with all the little ridges in the south of the park to look for any animals to silhouette against the sky! This springbok was a great subject. Bachelor Males and females form separate herds. Springbok often go into bouts of repeated high leaps of […]

Leopard update!

18/07/2011

Good morning everyone… What a busy weekend!!! We had my family here the last week and we are all stocked up again! We had salads, greens and loads of cooked foods, just like my mom use to make! MMMMM Lekker! We can go without food again for a month! Thanks to my family and all […]