The rainy season has started and the transformation in the bush is beautiful at the moment. We had the first rains whilst at Satara and the contrast between some still dry areas of the central section and the southern areas around Lower Sabie is incredible.
We had an amazing sighting of a male Leopard catching a Porcupine, 4 sightings of the Cape Hunting dogs, one pack near Crocodile Bridge and the other near Skukuza.
We also saw the three cheetah brothers south of Satara as well as the same young male Leopard, seen on the last trip, also close to Sunset Dam resting in a tree after some lions had chased him up it.
The greenery at Mala Mala is wonderful, the wild flowers are out and the short bright green grass and foliage really adds superb colour to the photos.
We were treated to a sighting of the two cheetah brothers seen on our trips earlier in the year, as well as the Airstrip male stalking warthogs, a young female Leopard and all 4 Manyeleti Male Lions.
That is it for this season here in South Africa, the next and final trip in 2012 will be to kenya and I will post a report from that trip as soon as I return in late November.
Many thanks again to Jaco for looking after us at the Big Cat Reserve and to Gary for another great stay at Mala Mala.
Thanks too to the staff at both establishments :) !
All the very best to everyone and happy shooting.
Kindest regards from the WILD4 team.
Natal Spurfowl - Kruger Park
Lesser Mased Weaver - Kruger Park
Hornbill with Scorpion - Kruger Park
Elephant Tusk - Kruger Park
Yellow Billed Hornbill territorial display - Kruger Park
Bateleur Eagle and Ground Hornbill face off - Kruger Park
Male Lion - Mala Mala
Lioness - Mala Mala
Male Lion - Mala Mala
Newington Male - Mala Mala
Two Cheetah Brothers - Mala Mala
Young Leopard cub - Mala Mala
Leopard cub in tree - Mala Mala
Black Bellied Bustard - Mala Mala
Airstrip male stalking - Mala Mala
Side Striped Jackal - Mala Mala
Male Klipspringer - Mala Mala
Female Kudu - Mala Mala
Hunters the Cheetah - Big Cat Reserve
One of the three male Cheetahs in the Kruger Park, stalking Wildebeest
Kori Bustard in display - Kruger Park
Male Lion drinking - Kruger Park
Leopard with Porcupine kill - Kruger Park
Helmeted Guinea fowl
Lesser Striped Swallow - Kruger Park
Hippos playing at sunset dam - Kruger Park
White Crowned Lapwing - Kruger Park
Young Cape Hunting dog - Kruger Park
Dung Beetle - Mala Mala
Young Male Leopard near Lower Sabie - Kruger Park