Highlights from Day 2 in Madikwe

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There are more photos on flickr in the album "South Africa 2019", but these are my favourites from the second day of my safari.

All comments welcome, thank you.

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Elephants in Madikwe-7 by John Alexander, on Flickr

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Giraffes in Madikwe-5 by John Alexander, on Flickr

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Giraffes in Madikwe-6 by John Alexander, on Flickr

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Guinea Fowl in Madikwe by John Alexander, on Flickr

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Klipspringer in Madikwe-1 by John Alexander, on Flickr

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Leopard in Madikwe-1 by John Alexander, on Flickr

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Leopard in Madikwe-2 by John Alexander, on Flickr

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Lions in Madikwe-15 by John Alexander, on Flickr

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Lions in Madikwe-16 by John Alexander, on Flickr

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Purple Roller in Madikwe by John Alexander, on Flickr

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Trees in a Madikwe waterhole by John Alexander, on Flickr
 
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Another really enjoyable set!

Really amazing that you saw a leopard in bright sunshine. There aren't many leopards at Madikwe and in my two trips there I never saw one during daylight. However, I did get lucky and saw two leopards mating (at night), something even guides who had been in the field for decades had never seen.

What animal is the carcass?
 
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Another really enjoyable set!
Really amazing that you saw a leopard in bright sunshine. There aren't many leopards at Madikwe and in my two trips there I never saw one during daylight. However, I did get lucky and saw two leopards mating (at night), something even guides who had been in the field for decades had never seen.
What animal is the carcass?

In my experience leopards are the most elusive of big cats, even in reserves where they are more plentiful. To a see a pair mating must be a very rare experience! The lions are finishing off a wildebeest. Note I have corrected the spelling now! Thanks again for pointing that out.
 

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