Lion and Red Lechwe.

Still working through the Kwetsani camp shots and our lion, whom we’ve been following across the floodplain for a couple of blog entries now,  encounters a herd of red lechwe.  The red lechwe is a species of antelope that has adapted superbly to the flood plain conditions.   Completely at home in the semi-aquatic environment with a greasy coat that sheds water and large hooves for running over swampy ground, the lechwe maintain a distance from which,  in the conditions,  they can easily avoid the lone lion.

Lion and red lechwe, Okavango Delta, Botswana.