To the wildlife of Mashatu yesterday was just another day in their lives. To me, it was the best day spent in the underground hide I have experienced thus far. As temperatures have begun soaring into the 30’s, the wildlife on the reserve have had to adapt and make some changes to their everyday routines. These changes are bringing life to the waterhole of the underground elephant hide like never before. Hundreds of ellies have been pulling in from afar not only for a quick drink but also a mud bath. Alongside the ellies we have impala, warthog, kudu ,eland and not to mention the birdlife – all co-existing together in harmony…for a change!
Here are a series of images of us enjoying a jammed packed morning of waterhole activity, hope you enjoy looking at the pictures as much as I enjoyed my morning!
By Ruth Nussbaum