We went to Skukuza Main camp and browsed the shop. (Compulsary when inlaws from Centurion are with you). I managed to sneak away and go down to the river to see if there was something.
Nothing in the iver but I did manage to get some bird pics.
(Still have to check out the exact name) and two King Fishers
in the big tree at the restuarant.
I also got a great shot of this pigeon / dove
- If one fo you bird expert guys could help me out with some of the exact names for the birds that would be great. As I said I have all the Sasol book but so many of them look the same
After a bite to eat we departed from Skukuza and ove the low water bridge. Right on the bridge I had to hold up traffic for a minute as this little Pied Kingfisher
didtn seem to even notice my car and afforded a great photo opertunity.
On the far side of the bridge we met up with 5 youngsters in a VW golf that had absolutely pumping music booming from the car. I wonder if they wonder why they didnt get to see anything. It also looked like they had passed through there since we didnt see anything any more till the Tshokwane / Lower Sabie split...
Once we turned of toward Lower Sabie and Crossed the Bridge onto to the Lower Sabie road we found some really nice sights.
The best of these must have been a troop of baboons: There were very young ones
who seemed to have a hard time deciding as to wheather it was more important to hold on to mom or to drink... Decisions Decisions Desicion...
There was also some clasical baboon behaviour
. I guess in Baboon world if you dad says stay still he means it.
We made our way down to Nkulu Picnic spot where we stretched our legs and I got some shots of this lizard
. Once again if someone knows the name please tell me as I have no idea what kind it is.
On the road to Lower Sabie we saw a massive grasshopper / locust
. Very nice detail and if someone knows a name then also please fell free to tell me
The object of live is not to go gently into the grave in a well preserved body but rather to go skidding in kindof sideways, full of bruises and blue marks saying: "HOLY CRAP!!! WHAT A RIDE!!!"
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