What is BushCam Adventures?

BushCam Adventures attempts to share some of the amazing images, stories and insights that I've collected during my camera-trapping adventures.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Reflections in the Trough

As regular readers of my blog will know I recently spent some time at a game ranch in Namibia. I had a number of cameras set up at water-holes but one, a simple drinking trough, was particularly 'productive'. When the water in the trough was still it created some great reflections. I particularly like these - no commentary necessary:

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Happy Hogs

During my recent trip to Namibia I set up a number of cameras at various water-holes on the property. Some were large and required a few cameras to monitor them properly. However one was a simple drinking trough which gave me some wonderful images. I doubt it got any more traffic than the others - its just that due to its size -the camera was able to capture everything that visited.
Our Common Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) is a great character. Whether kneeling on the ground while grazing or running through the grass with their tails erect they bring a smile to the face of any safari-goer.
They love muddy water - but also have no problem with clean water, as these images show:

Dad arrived at the pool first.  Mmmmm.... time to cool off.

Man..... that feels good.

Later it was the turn of Mum and the teenagers:

Ok kids, bombs away.......

Hey  Sis, check out the cool bubbles behind Mum. Whoa, we've got to drink this water afterwards!

 No Honey, I've told you before - no swimming right after lunch!

Bliss, peace at last!