Central Kalahari Game reserve Part 2

18th February 2017
The following morning we set off towards Sunday pan again, about half way there we saw a large flock of Guinea fowl sitting on top of a large Acacia, they were very unhappy and alarm calling, we waited a short while and scanned the surrounding bush and sure enough a short while later a young female Leopard emerged, she briefly looked at us before she started to climb the tree where the Guineafowl were sitting, when the Leopard was halfway up the tree the birds flew off leaving the Leopard alone up in the tree.

After a few minutes the Leopard descended and we managed to get some images of her while she sat on the side of the road grooming a bit, eventually she headed off into the bush and we carried on our way to Sunday pan.

The pan was unusually quiet and there were only a few Gemsbok drinking, after waiting for about an hour we decided to slowly head back to camp, along the way we photographed a Yellow Mongoose peeping out at us from the safety of a hole in the ground and then a short time later we spotted a lone male Ostrich on the plains.

Later that afternoon after the heat of the day had passed we set off again to see what we could find, along the side of the road we photographed a Capped Wheatear catching a scorpion, the bird pecked and shook the scorpion around until it was dead.

There were also numerous ground squirrels feeding close to the road and we spent quite some time photographing them as they would search for a morsel to eat and then sit eating it, great fun to watch.

Finally it was time to make our way back to camp, along the way we photographed some beautiful backlit grass and later on that night I tried another star trail image.

The following morning it was time to pack up and make our way to Maun to re-stock and prepare for the next part of our journey.

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