Water Hole Drama - Kruger National Park, South Africa

Water holes are the key to survivor in the wild. We had heard that there were lions there, so off we went to check it out. Once we got there, we found the lions off in the distance, sleeping. That isn't a surprise, as lions sleep 18-20 hours a day. After watching to see if they were going anywhere for a while, we repositioned ourselves to another part of the water hole.

There were all kind of animals there and it was interesting to see how cautious they were knowing that the lions were not that far away. Any noise made them skittish. I particularly like that some of the wildlife were reflected in the water as they drank. As we were shooting, we noticed a little drama between this crocodile and a heron. As you can see near the bottom of the photo, the crocodile was looking like it wanted to pounce on the heron for a meal. He would inch up very, very slowly every 15 minutes or so. We waited for quite a while, but it was not likely to happen. We were sure that the heron would easily escape, so we headed out looking for new wildlife sightings.