OK, here is some more!
It is quite amazing that one can on one day travel on a road like the S100 and see many lions and a few days later see nothing at all on the same road!
On the way on the S100 to where the lion(s) were marked on the board at Satara, about three kilos from the T – junction, we found a bonus pride only about nine kilos out.
We almost missed this one hiding in the bush closer to us, while concentrating more on the three lazy ones further away.
Soon after taking this photo, this chappy started flapping his ears and kicking up some dust, so my distressed SO urged me to moved off to a safer distance.
….and this ellie, a little further down the road, tried to tie a knot in his trunk!
Then we found the large “litter” of about 14 young lion cubs lying under and even in several Mopani trees. Where the mothers were, was anybody’s guess….maybe preparing for a hunt?
Maybe you will be able to see this little lion cub in the tree (if you can call it that)?
….and more cubs under the tree next door!
We arrived at Letaba content and happy, so after the normal unpacking rituals (that by now we are getting quite good at), we lit the fire for our first KNP braai.
Now I had all the time in the world to experiment with my new NIKON D7000 and I tried out the ‘much talked about' strength of this Nikon’s low light photograpic ability!
Then the braai – looking at it now, I can do with a chop now!
Next morning we went for a drive and found these Marabou storks high up in this tree.
Standing at the lookout on the beautiful Olifants River, my Sister - in – Law took this photo of me and Brendon with our long lenses – (just had to publish this)!
….and this is what we saw!
This first photo is of the Letaba, but the rest was taken at the N'Wamanzi Lookout on the Olifants River.
These elephants made a nice picture as they were wading through the mighty Olifants River down far below us!
…….more ellies, lions at a kill and even two leopards to follow somewhat later!