While cruising slowly through along the bush roads, we always keep our eyes peeled for little buck which seem to thrive around here. Not long and we were rewarded.
Dik-dik stands and watches
After getting my fill of photos of the Dik-diks (we even spotted another pair with a youngster, but they were very wary and bounded out of sight), we drove on. Around the next corner, Grant stopped and pointed to a grassy mound beside the road. He is not known as Hawk-Eye for nothing. (lol!) There, if you looked carefully as it was camouflaged by its environment, was a Nile Monitor Lizard sunning itself.
A monitor lizard sunning itself on a grassy mound beside the road
I use the screen when I take photos, and I wasn't sure which side of the lizard I was focusing on. Grant assured me that the lizard was eying me, so I zoomed in to see for myself.
The beady eye of the lizard looked straight back at me
After this, we drove onto the dam to do a spot of birding.
On the way back to town, I took photos of the houses on the one side of the haul road and the mining activities on the other side. It always fascinates me that the mine happens almost on top of the town!
The town's houses line the one side of the haul road...
...while on the other side, it's [mining] business as usual!
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I hope you're all into the first part of your new week.