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Daily Diary: Duba Plains - March 2012 / Day 3
As planned everyone clambered onto the vehicles really early and set off for the lions and buffalo that had been left in a most interesting situation on the previous evening.
The morning was so beautiful and as the sun started to peep over the horizon, the buffalo were found. They had moved to the eastern edge of the island.
Gorgeous silhouette shots with the buffalo against the dawn sky meant that all cameras again worked overtime. The lions could be heard but were not visible, and everyone was fully engrossed in the scenes opening up before them as the sun rose.
Then egret after egret after egret started to fly in from their overnight roosting place, and provided more fabulous photographic opportunities against the colourful sky as they settled close to the buffalo, ready to start the day.
As the group moved away from the buffalo with some reluctance, they spotted two beautiful African Fish Eagles. They were flying over the water, diving, fishing and flying some more, and ensuring that everyone could capture some really good images.
The day seemed to slip by so quickly. Birds in abundance, a large herd of elephants, numerous buck and hippo.
The hippo were really enjoying themselves, splashing, playing, mock fighting, sending plumes of water in all directions, creating delightful scenes.
And then ...
... An African Wild Cat, who waited around long enough for some rare photography.
All too quickly the sun began to set, creating the kind of landscapes that photographers dream about. The inspirational and ever changing colours brought to a close another very successful day.