On a recent trip to Mashatu Shane Rorke managed to capture a few images out in the field which to me epitomise what summer at Mashatu is all about. Although summer is our rainy season up here in Botswana, that sure doesn’t put a ‘dampener’ on the superb game viewing that Mashatu has to offer. The bush becomes thick and often tricky to navigate, but with remarkable field rangers and of course a trusty land cruiser nothing is too much of challenge. At this time of year, allot of babies are dropped by the general game as food is of plenty around the reserve. The elephants migrate back to the central game viewing area as water and food is in abundance, and of course flocks of migrant birds return for the summer. The reserve becomes lined with a golden carpet as all the flowers bloom; these flowers are a very popular grazing treat for the game.
A truly magical transformation happens on this reserve, one could say the difference from summer to winter is like day and night. Thank you to Shane for sharing your slice of summer at Mashatu with us.
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Photographs by: Shane Rorke