Luckily same was finally able to catch some small fish for lunch compared to the size of the fish the grey heron catch last evening this one was by far smaller but made for sure the green backed heron happy.
Nearly motionless four of the crocodiles remained as this one floating like tree trunks in the water although the head in anticipation for some lunch was sticking out of same - indeed scary creatures and we never saw that much of them and so large ones during our this year's trip than ever before.
As we were still all alone we observed the crocodiles and the green backed heron quite extensively and also soaked in the whole atmosphere always having in mind that this was our last full day.
The green backed made itself comfortable on the rocks whereas the crocodiles appeared to come closer.
We were already thinking about to drive also the Northern part of the S52 but we supposed that same might still be closed nearly at the end where you have to cross the Shingwedzi again as we were about to leave gladly a car right from that direction appeared on the scene and after asking the passengers we got already the answer that at exactly that part the road is still closed so we drove back the same way we came and therefore paid a visit at Red Rocks which looked like as if no flood only a couple of weeks earlier devastated that area
in the contrary it looked extreme peaceful!
After we stretched our legs a bit we drove slowly back via the tar road and due to the fact that we did see nothing the whole drive and it was already not that late we paid a final visit at Tihongonyeni for the third time that day already! Today it was again extreme hot and the air at "Big T" started to glimmer already and even this ostrich male was already suffering under the heat.
Although the zebras seemed to love that weather and quite a large number of them where around and so we could not take our eyes from them as they are always great to watch
even with the Lebombo mountains in the background!
Although we always do hope to spot some rarer antelopes here we so far managed only one sighting of a single roan there so this is also a reason to return soon as maybe one day we will hit the jackpot there.
Nevertheless the usual suspects did very well, especially this comical poser performed like mad.
We did not ask same to pose like this or that he did it all by himself! Maybe it was a lady close by who he wanted to impress
or he even know how to pose when the large lenses are directed at him and finally the show was over
and he even stood up to enjoy the applause a bit better.
Finally we also decided it was time to leave and with an ultimate wide look all around we said good-bye for nearly one year.
Due to the heat and our time we spent already in the car for this day we were a bit too tired to do an afternoon drive and as it was not that late we decided to pay also a final visit to the Shipandeni causeway and although we did not expect to see that much we were definitely not disappointed as our feathered friends are always hungry despite the heat or time of the day. Needless to say that the grey heron was still hanging aroundto be continued...