I am finally back online
again after I accidentally dropped my camera during a photo shoot 3 months ago. Now that I can take pictures again I thought I would share a few of my special moments I had during the last 12 days. Game viewing has been first-class and I have managed to seize a few opportunities.
New lion cubs.
Morné published a pic of the new lion cubs during the first week of September. Well this time I have an update for you. I manage to find the lioness during a drive. We had a sighting for less than a minute. After waiting for about 20 minutes the lioness decided to take Jnr‘s for a walk. She was merely relocating them to a new den a procedure that is common amongst lionesses. As luck would have it I was again at the right place at the right time and captured these images of the small lion cubs.
Two of the big five at the same time at the same dam. Machattan lioness was reluctant to move as a bull rhino came closer for quiche his thirst.
Nthombi leopardess walking through the camp and taking a closer look at room 8 during a very hot afternoon drive.
Snouted Cobra (Naja annulifera)
It is a highly venomous species with neurotoxic venom, and a bite can cause local pain swelling and paralysis and possibly death. Most adults of this species are grey-brown above with yellow ventral scales and a brown throat band, but there is also a banded phase with wide yellow and brown bands that occurs throughout its range. I was fortune to find this specimen during a morning game drive and was quick to capture an image before it disappeared.