Thursday, October 25, 2012

Best of Kruger Plus Big Cats and MALA MALA October 2012

Here are some photos from the latest photo safari which included stays at the Big Cat Reserve, Kruger Park and Mala Mala.

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.

Stu

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

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