The past few months have flown by, mainly because mom has been traveling more than usual. Having her home for the weekend (only one this month), meant we had to do something and off the 3 of us went to Addo for the weekend.
Our first sighting was a the biggest dominant male in Addo, Vallie Moosa. He is a big tusker for sure, even on a distance with a telephoto lens.
From the biggest male to the possibly smallest, Stompie (meaning shorty), a name given to him on account of his half tail. He has had it rough, possibly attacked by predators just after birth.
From one baby to another, we saw but could not really photograph 2 baby Hyenas. The minder/mom was rolling around in the morning sun.
Boeta collected little flowers for mom every time he got a chance.
He was enjoying mom being with us and sharing the experience and he let her know on every occasion that he loved her. Sweet to see.
From our pup to African Shellduck chicks.
Next, we saw a maybe once in a life-time animal in the wild. The Brown Hyena came out the bushes right in front of us and moved over and away as fast as we saw it. I was shaking, had the wrong lens, but managed to grab a photo. This folks, the Brown Hyena, is 100 times more scarce to see in wild.
We were the only people to see it. We were starry eyed and the excitement was touchable.
Boeta was still sharing flowers.
Our last sighting for the day, more elephant bulls drinking water, but on this occasion the Bull let the warthogs know it was time to move on…
The main image of the post is Nyala mom and baby, I used to create a art piece.
26 thoughts on “Break for the weekend”
Magnificent shots! And what a lucky sighting!
Thanks, real lucky, still smiling..
How lovely to see your family again. Thank you for sharing the very special sighting and for the brilliant photos of the baby elephant.
Hi, pleasure and thanks.
Your painting is quite nice. Very attractive!
Wonderful photography as always. Lovely photo of Boeta and Mom too.
Thanks, I got a few nice ones of them. They were happy so it is easy! Hehe.
You have a lovely family.
Beautiful photos and thank you for sharing with us 🙂
Boeta is growing very much.
Hi Irene, yeah still marching on, glad you liked it.
Thank you for the great post
Hi, thanks, glad you liked it.
Your wildlife photos are superb and your little man is growing so fast. Thanks for the great post!
Hi Peter, thanks for the compliment. He is growing too fast, that is life I guess.
Fabulous photos and my how Boeta has grown.🌹💜
Thanks, yeah, so quickly
What a wonderful trip and exciting sighting too! Boeta is looking less babyish and more boyish every post! Our little man is too. They grow up too fast!
Thanks, oh for sure – in 4 months he starts school and then there is no turning back the clock. Time sure flies.
I have seem to misplaced you
I’ve lost you out of my reader
He’s getting so…..
My daughter just started 6th grade yesterday
Life couldn’t get any better
Accept when she asks for the car keys
As Sheldon Always
hehe…Boeta starts school in 3-4 months
Beautiful painting !
What a wonderful world and de photo’s of Boeta are superb
Came to see something is changing here?