We've been winging it across South Africa, staying at Guest homes, a farm, and then we stayed at a club, mind you, a very nice club. We've been meeting locals, seeing birds, and seeing stuff. One of the people we met gave us a tip to go to a place north of Port Elizabeth to find some cool animals and almost importantly, they had nightjars after dark, so throwing caution to the wind, we went. I had a bucket list item that was to see the great animals of Africa before I died and well, we were here, and...they were here
There was just something in the air besides the smell of dung.....something truly odd, but beautiful. The animals were being distracted
The Lions we stumbled upon were being amorous
When done, the one on the bottom slapped the one on top, and a monkey fight broke out. Nothing is like a full fledged monkey fight.
So why everyone was getting distracted looking for the large elephants at a waterhole, I spotted two crowned lapwings which were lifer birds right next to the blind, I was taking my shots to the hard left and another couple there were perplexed as to what I was looking at,
"You know there are elephants at the waterhole."
I had almost not noticed.