Our very first afternoon game drive after we arrived by plane from Johannesburg, and we had the luck of seeing a single lion beside his recent kill of a Cape Buffalo. His presence was signalled by a number of vultures in the tree nearby.
This lion is known to the rangers and is known as a rare lion who can bring down an animal the size of a buffalo by himself. (This also smashes the clear knowledge we had that only females do the hunting!) He's eaten off the ear and started on the haunch. We're told this kill will last him many days. Already the - ah - aroma of the buffalo is quite strong. The lion raises his head lazily and then settles back to continue his sleep. I think the head just came up because he knew I wanted to take a photo. Although I did have telephoto on, this lion was very very close - maybe 3 metres?