Saturday, 28 February 2015

Just one of those days!

Male Leopard.

22nd February saw me once again in Kruger. It was a dark depressing morning with a little rain. Poor conditions for birding, but as it turned out brilliant for wildlife! It was just one of those mornings when everything went right!

This male Leopard was on the Diospane Road. The light was terrible, but it stuck around for a few minutes giving excellent viewing.

 Female Leopard.

 Then a cub came out & joined its Mum!

Unbelievably, just 500 m further down the road a female Leopard was seen on a rock, with a young cub. Female Leopards often keep their cubs out of the way of male Leopards, because of the chance of infanticide. So, this sighting was unusual.


Pair of Wild Dogs.

Just half an hour later, I came across this pair of Wild Dogs. It was pouring down with rain, but they seemed to have moved away from the rest of the pack because they had mating on their minds.

A very wet Bat Hawk!

Another very wett individual - this time a 
Kori Bustard.

Carmine Bee-eater.

Yellow-throated Longclaw.

Lioness with cubs.

Amazingly, this was the second of two groups of Lionesses with cubs this morning!

GroundHornbill with Puff Adder as prey.

Lesser Black-winged Plover.

Yet another Leopard!

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