It is now what is called approaching the "transition period" from the wet to the dry months. Although a few good showers could still fall, the grasses will start to turn yellow. The animals are in the prime condition and springbok can be found in river beds almost tired of eating. Male springbok are staking territories along the river beds and gathering the females for the second round the seaon. Long grasses make very nice backdrops to animal potraits especially early morning and late afternoon. In the morning with dew drops that reflects sunlight and golden streaks in the late afternoon.It is now that photographers should start driving very slowly and capture the rodents and reptiles before winter. Temperatures will start to drop and in around 30 days time, minimums might drop the first time to below zero degrees. It is now that the cheetahs along the Auob river are more successfull due to the long grass as well as the lion and leopard. Thousands of seed eating birds now make the background noises.Raptors are successfull due to the drop in temperature and slow movements in the early morning. Some of the eagles will start to breed and can be seen on nests in Camelthorn trees.It is unfortunately a time that the dust increases due to the dryness and photographic equipment must be protected.