As mentioned last week, the rains have well and truly arrived and the bush is quickly transforming itself. This can make tracking a little more difficult at times, and keeping your camera equipment dry while trying to get some good shots can also be a challenge! However there was still plenty to see in the past week, rain or not…
The Vomba Young Female lies on a fast growing mat of fresh green grass
The Nyaleti 4:3 Young Male rests on a termite mound in the early evening, sporting a fresh but in no way serious wound on his neck.
The Short Tail Male walks through a recently burnt area, his coat contrasting dramatically with the blackened vegetation
Ever alert, Short Tail Male glances over his shoulder
Camp Pan Male takes a drink from a small puddle next to the road-with the rains having arrived he didn't have to walk far from his kill to find some suitable drinking water
Camp Pan Male stretches and sharpens his claws on the trunk of an ebony tree, assessing the best route up to the meal above. He had two impala in the same tree-an adult female as well as a one year old male. With the first impala lamb of the season already sighted on 30th October, we are sure to be seeing a few more scenes like this in the months to follow.
For a big, bulky male he makes the climb up look remarkably easy
What goes up..... After having eaten his fill, Camp Pan returns to the ground for a nap
Looking a little less graceful on the way down than the way up, Camp Pan prepares to jump the last metre or so to the ground.