This is the ninth of the ten promised Zimanga photography blogs.
A male Warthog at Mkhombe, Zimanga Private Game Reserve’s morning-light-reflection-pool-hide.
More Zimanga images at https://sperka.info/2015/07/22/reflection-plus-zimanga/
Just before I went off work for seven days I was able to participate in a Hyena capture operation (five Hyenas were to be transferred to another game reserve).
Then I spent a few days at Pakamisa enjoying a bit of riding, excellent company and superb food! It was great that Magdel and Warren from Thanda were able to join me at Pakamisa for a one night stay. This picture shows all of us leaving the stables for a morning ride.
Isabella took this group picture of me, Badger and the warthogs 🙂
I also did a “romantic drinks at sundown” photo shoot. I like the results.
And these are the other four of the Ugly Five …
…. Warthog, Hyena, Marabou Stork and Vulture. An exclusive and pretty ugly club!
The fifth Ugly One is the Wildebeest (see blog https://sperka.info/2014/04/24/the-ugly-five/)
Warthogs look funny when they run. And small Warthog are even more hilarious.
“Follow me signs up, and off they go!”
Enjoy the image – Have a good weekend!
Today I got my Land Rover properly stuck for the first time. While we were trying to get close to a pride of Lions resting in thick bush I dropped my right back wheel into the entrance of an old Warthog borrow which was filled with water (it looked like a puddle!).
So Bheki and I got to work while are guests remained on the vehicle. In close proximity to the Lions we used a high-lift-jack to lift the car out of the hole, placed two special “mud-ramps” under the wheel and drove the car out of the hole. This was a first such rescue mission for me. The guest thought the procedure was very exciting.
So for today I have chosen a Lion picture (taken today – a cub hugging an adult’s tail for comfort) and a picture of two Warthogs (taken a while ago – two males fighting).
I have no pictures of the vehicle rescue (I was otherwise engaged at the time :-))