28th August - kruger to joberg
We set off south from biyamati with our friends behind us, they were taking it easier as they were flying to joberg from Nelspruit.
we saw nothing until we turned right along the crocodile river road...about 15 minutes along we spotted this big male lion crossing the road, but he soon disappeared into the bush after giving us a knowing glance.
it was only later we spotted his white eye.7 minutes
later we met another male but he was more obliging and the morning sun painted him golden.
2 big males...how lucky we were...we nearly packed our cameras away as we were sure it couldn't get better but just 10 more minutes and out onto the road ran 7 wild dogs
our forth wild dog sighting in just over 2 weeks. We had then for 2 and a half minutes but it seemed like a lifetime and being the only car there again made it even more special..
we arrived at berg-en-dal and sat by the dam taking in the last breadth, sounds and smells of kruger as sunbirds darted above our head and a giraffe sailed across the horizon.
We couldn't leave just yet so after fuelling up we nipped to matjulu waterhole in hope of bee eaters and managed to get one nice shot....and then it was time to leave.
We are returning to kruger in April to see her with her green gown on and hopefully to experience a different side to what is such a majestic place, I feel so privileged to be able to visit her and although you capture the sightings, she is definitely more than her numerous parts; she is a feeling, a tranquility, a peacefulness and a vulnerability that few places allow you to touch...
and long may she continue to do so.
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