Following on from last week, where we enjoyed the sighting of the wild dogs on the hunt. We spend an afternoon with the same pack of wild dogs, except this time the pregnant alpha female and another female wild dog were missing. They had probably been left at a potential future den-site, in the event that the alpha female goes into labour, then at least she is close enough to a suitable den to ensure that the pups were safe.
We decide to try and stay with the pack in the hopes that they lead us back to the alpha female and in turn find the den.
As a result, we get to follow the pack across some incredible terrain and get the most unbelievable backlit shots of a number of them. We decide to position the vehicle on the downward slope, lower than the wild dogs looking west as the sun was setting. Allowing for the most breathtaking scenery as they walk across the Londolozi airstrip, above our eye level with gorgeous golden light shining through, silhouetting them against a dramatic sky.
On the search for their next meal, they roam the open crests, but the impalas are few and far between, so as it gets dark we leave them to continue their search in the hopes of finding them again the next morning.
To finish off our Virtual Safari, we come across two male giraffes engaging in the ultimate battle for dominance. The two stand parallel to each other, and attempt to inflict damage to the other with the use of their large head and robust ossicones. Swinging their heads across in what appears to be a dance the sounds of the impacts are brutal.
Enjoy this Virtual Safari…
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