What happens under the ripples of the Kruger National Park's rivers, streams and dams is often a mystery, as visibility is usually quite poor. However, on a Natural History Shoot in June we stopped in the south of the park near Lower Sabie rest camp and got a wonderful glimpse of the life aquatic.
Crocodiles wait patiently, watching tiger fish as they eat the algae from the rocks. Turtles slowly swim in search of food before submerging back out of sight while fish pick insects from the water's surface. Then out of nowhere a Cape clawless otter appeared, with a tiger fish in its paw. Gracefully it glided over the rocks and found a spot in the reeds out of the way of other predators and unfortunately our camera lens too.
It was a truly magnificent afternoon of filming, watching what goes on underwater and so often out of sight!
© This video belongs to the Southern African Natural History Unit.