Namibia Landscapes and Wildlife Safari: A Busy Day at a Drinking Hole …
(Images from back of Brendon’s camera screen)
Brendan’s News from Namibia:
We headed out from Halali with the aim of finding a predator or two, and to our delight it was not long before we came across a large male lion walking across one of the wide open plains that typify this beautiful area. The lion looked truly majestic as he walked along proudly in the early morning light, and our photographs did justice to the regal animal.
We carried on to Rietfontein Pan where luck was on our side and we encountered seven more lions. Among them was a mating couple with another male, two lionesses and two cubs. We spent a fantastic time with them as well and collected even more amazing photographs of the cats.
Besides the cats we photographed numerous herds of zebra, plenty of elephants doing everything from bathing to drinking, and great birds arriving at the Pan.
When we returned to Rietfontein pan after lunch we first passed one of the smaller pans where we found a couple of hyenas walking through the water to cool down in the mid-afternoon heat.
Back at Rietfontein Pan thousands upon thousands of zebra arrived at the dam to drink. The mating lions were still there, but the others had pushed off somewhere into a shaded area. We enjoyed some fabulous photography again – as animals and birds continually arrived to drink. There were Oryx, with doves taking off and landing regularly, while a couple of Black Rhinos also put in a lengthy appearance. Of course elephants came and went regularly.
So all in all it was a really amazing day – with high hopes that we will experience even more tomorrow …