Blood River - Aerial view of a pride of 12 lions feeding on a buffalo killed in the White iMfolozi riverbed. The picture was taken over iMfolozi’s Wilderness from a spotting plane during a black rhino ear notching operation.
Photo credit: © Copyright Antoine Marchal
Bryozoan colony attached to a branch which had been submerged. During the late months of summer, gelatinous balls of various size are commonly seen in ponds and streams. These balls are usually attached to objects such as dock pilings or rocks. These Bryozoan colonies are actually microscopic animals, sometimes referred to as moss animals. They make jellylike tubes and attach themselves to sticks, rocks, and other submerged objects. They connect their tubes together into colonies that can be as big as a volleyball. The animals themselves live in the tubes and extend their tentacles out to capture even smaller microscopic organisms for food.