Two Zebra sparring - Spring is in the Air!
These two Gnu were locked in mock-battle - we stopped to watch them ...
... after about a minute, as if on cue, they both paused and turned to stare at us ...
Gnu are You?
It was a chilly morning and the wind was blowing hard ... we didn't expect to see much.
Suddenly, a young male Spotted Hyaena lying in the grass just off the road ...
... and a Rhino appeared from across the open plain.
The Rhino stopped to graze on some bushes and also mark his territory.
Hyaena started following the Rhino ...
... it was then that we spotted the pride of Lion in the distance to the left and on either side of the central tree - it was likely a kill ...
the Lion were watching the Rhino.
Rhino became irritated and started chasing the Hyaena ... it was not a serious charge and soon ended.
The Hyaena slunk away and went to lie down in the grass again.
A few minutes later we encountered another young male heading in the direction of the Lion.
He took fright at the car, turned around and came charging back across the road.
Hyaena have a really strange gait, their hind legs appear weak.
I was really chuffed about the Spotted Hyaena because I'd never seen them before ...
... not bad for a day when we expected to see nothing at all.
Blog buddy Joan, at SA Photographs, recently did an informative post on these fascinating creatures - check it out here.