Suckling warthog

As this is the only time, so far as I recall, that I’ve seen a mother warthog suckling her infants, I share this image – not as a great picture, but simply as a record.

Nikon D500, 70-300mm. Processed in Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro.

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Warthog Games

Two little warthog piglets were playing a robust game of catch and head-butting when we came across them at the edge of the camp in Marakele, on our first afternoon there, at the end of a game drive on which we had seen virtually nothing. Needless to say we sat for a while and watched – the mother contentedly snacking, siblings grazing, while these two little guys happily beat each other up.

Made me think of my three grandsons, actually – they’re not there yet, but they will be.

Taken with the Nikon D500 and 70-300mm. Processed in Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro.