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2014 - Week 46
- (Added 16. Nov. 2014 - 11:00)

This is very nice to see – 2 sub-adult Verraux’s Eagles, presumably having a bit of aerial combat practice close to one of our waterholes. This means we must have a breeding pair close by…

 



2014 - Week 45
- (Added 9. Nov. 2014 - 11:00)

“Now this is how you get all the water out of the waterhole…”



2014 - Week 44
- (Added 2. Nov. 2014 - 11:00)

If you ever wondered why we put our camera traps in steel enclosures bolted to trees, have a look at this sequence, taken from another camera just after sunset (so these shots are in infra-red…).

 

 

Sometimes the trap triggers...

 

Resulting in a close up of a very curious juvenile lion!



2014 - Week 43
- (Added 26. Oct. 2014 - 11:00)

Behind you!

This Cape Turtle Dove is about to get the fright of its life. That’s a Verraux’s Eagle right behind it. Luckily Verraux’s Eagles (formerly black eagles) do not generally take small birds, preferring rock hyrax. Let’s hope there’s one of those just out of shot…



2014 - Week 42
- (Added 19. Oct. 2014 - 11:00)

Occupational hazard! This picture was taken a few days ago at the research centre. The wall is 2m high, so that is some reach for that elephant! He rather likes the grasses and bamboos that we have planted there. He also seems to like drinking from our paddling pool… Let’s hope he stays on that side of the wall…




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