At last! I've now tied myself to my chair ..... else I will never get any post going. I am so keen to share some of my sightings from one of my visits this year.
It was a last minute decision to visit, and a good one it turned out to be.
I'm not sure whether this going to be a day to day tale or just photos of different sightings but lets see how it pans out.
I have been so fortunate to have visited the park four times this year .... and still counting.
I am posting photos from March, as some of these sightings were so special.
Before I continue, what is the quickest way of uploading photos - I've been using photobucket and it seriously took me half a day to upload a handful of photos.
We entered Malelane and the day wasn't too successful in the way of sightings. In the afternoon we arrived at my favourite place in the park [color=#80BFFF]LAKE PANIC
Three elephants walked out of the bushes on the far left side. Two enjoyed a drink of water, whilst the third was stuffing his face with the lush vegetation.
Thirsts quenched, the two entered the water to show off their aqua/synchronized swimming routine
to the handful of spectators sitting in the hide. We were waiting for the band to strike up some music, but the sound of the splashing water and trumpeting was enough for us to enjoy.
Before the show started, "Koning Krokodil" swam to the bank to get a good vantage point for the upcoming show
and then it was show time
I think they were rehearsing for the upcoming contortionist competition ... and we were praying their trunks wouldn't get tied in a knot. Nobody was too keen to play lifesaver there.
A beautiful malachite kingfisher was another of the crowd enjoying the display and it danced around on the branch.
and even these babes were peeping through the bush to share the spectacle
The one-hour show came to an end and our day was coming to a close too.