The hide season has slowly but surly started to gain momentum once again. Our beautiful summer migrants have now fled to warmer regions as the morning and evening temperatures in the bush have taken a dive. The pools of rain water around the reserve are slowly drying up, which has brought back our winter regulars to the Matabole Hide, including African Green Pigeon, Brown Hooded Kingfisher, Meyers Parrots, Red-billed Firefinches, to name a few.
Of course the stars of the underground hides are also beginning to reopen their seasonal elephant highways bringing lots of entertainment to our lucky photographers.
It just continues to amaze us that, every creature of the reserve from the tiniest little Blue Waxbill to the giant elephants remember a permanent little pool of water that lies within a 70 000 hector reserve, and year after year when the time is right, they will revisit it.
The following are a collection of images taken during last weeks hide sessions, enjoy!
Text and Images By: Ruth Nussbaum