But this Blog is about the animals both great and small...I go to these camps with no real expectations as this makes my excursions more exciting. As long as I see at least one new animal a day I am a REALLY happy chap.
This trip was no exception as my first "different" sighting was this BRIGHT green chameleon that was crossing the road.OK, so why DID the Chameleon cross the road?
Madikwe is alive with a variety of birds, some of which had already left for their summer breeding grounds.
Although the European Rollers had left, we still found many Lilac breasted and Purple representatives of the species
Speaking of small 'critters'...
even the squeamish guests on our vehicle were enthralled by Golden Orb web spiders!
The Black Mamba that I saw was too fast for me to get an image, but this Brown Snake eagle sitting on a tree close by did pose...perhaps happy that our vehicle had flushed out a potential meal.
There are Leopard in Madikwe, but they chose not to reveal themselves on this trip
But, we were very lucky to find this pack of Wild Dogs that were in hunting mode...
A Crimson breasted Shrike rounded off my visit...next time I hope to find the Yellow mutation...
For more images of the trip, visit: david batzofin photography