My posts are about "Memorable Bush Moments (MBM's)".
Surprisingly enough, these don't happen that often, not for me, anyway. We see many animals doing their normal "thing" - eating, ruminating, dozing or just standing/lying in one spot. As interesting as this is for people new to the bush, I need something more to make it "memorable" - uncommon or previously unseen behaviour, interaction between different species.... you get the drift?
This particular "moment" happened in September whilst on safari in Kruger. The photos are not all of "professional quality" but I think you will get a "feel" for the action..........
Location:- Nsemani Dam, near Satara, Kruger National Park
We had already been at the waterhole for a few minutes watching a pair of youngish male elephants play in the water and then leave it for some semi-serious "tusk measuring" contests.
They eventually broke off and moved off to the right along the upper bank of the waterhole.
This was just as a small herd of zebra came down to drink.........
The pictures speak for themselves (please remember to see enlarged pictures click on the first one).
|The ele on the left had just chased off some Egyptian geese...|
|A peaceful scene, until.....|
|see how he sneaks up behind the bushes.....|
|and then a sudden charge right behind the zebra!|
|and they've gone!|