We see a beautiful carmine bee eater.
There are few creatures along along the road and the morning is hot. All is still and quiet.
However, there are very few animals along the river’s edge, not even birds.
A regal tawny eagle keeps watch from a high tree, but he seems to be the only one keeping watch.
When we reach the nearby elephant carcass, the lions seem to have abandoned their kill, although the lack of scavengers on the kill itself (but skulking about in the trees) indicates they are still somewhere out of sight, but nearby.
A lovely, but shy, roan antelope watches us, keeping its distance. (Another antelope for our long and still expanding list.)
I’m interested in the vegetation. The dry landscape above the river is punctuated with bushy green shrubs that the elephants won’t eat and there are funny puffy white flowers on some of the bushes.
As I photograph the shrubbery, a lone sable wanders past.
Soon we reach Kasane.