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2014 TAILOR MADE photo Safari to the BIG CAT RESERVE, NGALA and MALA MALA, South Africa

August 10, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
We have just completed a tailor made photo safari which took in some of the most productive private reserves in South Africa. All locations were very productive - Lions, Leopards and Cheetahs as well as the African Wilddog and a great Spotted Hyaena den !! were some of the predator highlights.

The "Big Cat Reserve" - (Tshukudu Game Reserve) was once again very productive as far as getting off to a good start regarding photo techniques, night photography, off camera flash and star photography. The final morning was spent observing the two cheetah boys, Floppy and Hunters on their Impala kill.

Thanks very much to the Tshukudu staff and Deon our ranger for looking after us.

Ngala Private Game Reserve was up next, a 4 night stay at this reserve produced a good variety of sightings, Buffalo, Hippo, Elephant, Giraffe, Impala, Greater Kudu and some great bird life. The predator sightings were amazing, with two Leopard sightings. One of the Tekwane youngsters got rather close to a pair of Black Mambas, and the young Leadwood Tom passed through the Timbavati river. The Skoro pride had a Male Lion in tow and the Birmingham pride showed off their young cubs in a beautiful open area. The Spotted Hyaena den was very active with a number of youngsters, my personal favourite being a rather dark coloured and very inquisitive individual :) The highlight however had to be three sightings of the African Wilddogs, two were without the puppies, and one with them in tow, what a great opportunity to see these endangered carnivores and to be able to spend some time photographing them, resulting in the best Wilddog puppy photos yet !

Thanks very much to all the Ngala staff and to Steve our tracker and Amy our ranger.

Final stop on the tour was a three night stay at Mala Mala Private Game Reserve. Our stay started with a bang when we got to spend some of the afternoon with a pair of male elephants fighting for dominance, these were not fully grown adults and thus it was not too serious but a great experience to watch and photograph. We then spent some time with the Kikilezi female leopard and her two youngsters - good news that the second youngster had not been killed by another Leopard as we had feared on the previous trip. We managed to have a good view of them drinking before they moved off into a thick drainage line. Before heading back to camp we came across the Eyrefield pride on the hunt but left them and turned in for the night.

Things from here got more interesting - in the morning we found the Eyrefield pride in front of camp on a fresh Buffalo kill. This was followed up by a sighting of the Princess Alice Pans male Leopard (PAP) and his son the Newington Male Leopard, both at a Sausage tree with a fresh Bushbuck Kill. Not more than a Kilometer away we found two more Leopards, the River Rocks male and the Tamboti female, also near the remains of a Kill - this time an Impala.

Over the next two days we returned to watch and observe these stories unfold, but we also managed to bump into the Airstrip Male leopard and the Ostrich Koppies female leopard who had two very small cubs with her, taking our total Leopard count to 11 !! On top of this the Marthly pride took over the Buffalo kill from the Eyrefield pride and we got to see the Styx pride too. A single Cheetah male was also seen on our final afternoon.

Thanks also to the Mala Mala staff and to Jonno our ranger for looking after us so well

Top notch sightings at all places and a very successful safari !!

Thanks also to Rob & Sue for making their 4th safari with us, it was an absolute pleasure to have had you back again - looking forward to the next one.

Enjoy some photos from the trip and a short video of the Ostrich Koppies female Leopard with her two small cubs.

Best wishes to all

Stu


Short video of the Ostrich Koppies female Leopard cubs at Mala Mala


Young Leopard - Big Cat Reserve

Porcupine - Big Cat Reserve

Lion yawning - Big Cat Reserve

Young Lioness - Big Cat Reserve

Leopard at sunset - Big Cat Reserve

Floppy the Cheetah - Big Cat Reserve

Three Banded Plover - Ngala Game Reserve

Tekwane youngster - Ngala Game Reserve

Young Giraffe - Ngala Game Reserve

Young Giraffe suckling - Ngala Game Reserve

Leadwood tom - Ngala Game Reserve

Hippo and ox peckers - Ngala Game Reserve

Greater Kudu bulls - Ngala Game Reserve

African Wilddog running - Ngala Game Reserve

Spotted Hyaenas at their den - Ngala Game Reserve

A female member of the Skoro pride and a Pelwane male - Ngala Game Reserve

Pelwane male - Ngala Game Reserve

Pelwane male - Ngala Game Reserve

African wild dog pups - Ngala Game Reserve

African Wilddog pup - Ngala Game Reserve

African wild dog pups - Ngala Game Reserve

African wild dog puppy running

African wild dog pups - Ngala Game Reserve

Male Lion - Ngala Game Reserve

A young cub from the Birmingham pride - Ngala Game Reserve

Females from the Birmingham pride suckling their youngsters - Ngala Game Reserve

Young cubs from the Birmingham pride - Ngala Game Reserve

Hyaena cub near the den site - Ngala Game Reserve

Hyaena cub - Ngala Game Reserve

Male Elephants sparring - Mala Mala

Kikilezi female Leopard and cub - Mala Mala

The second cub of the Kikilezi female Leopard - Mala Mala

Kikilezi female Leopard - Mala Mala

Young males from the Eyrefield pride play in the sand river - Mala Mala

The River rocks Male Leopard - Mala Mala

Members of the Eyrefield pride on a buffalo kill in the Sand River - Mala Mala

Young Lioness from the Eyrefield pride at the buffalo kill - Mala Mala

Eyrefield pride with the buffalo kill - Mala Mala

River rocks male Leopard - Mala Mala

Tamboti female Leopard - Mala Mala

Tamboti female Leopard  - Mala Mala

River rocks male Leopard with kill - Mala Mala

River rocks male leopard with Impala kill - Mala Mala

River rocks male leopard resting in a tree - Mala Mala

Spotted Hyaena with a piece of the kill - Mala Mala

Newington male Leopard - Mala Mala

Princess Alice Pans male Leopard (PAP)  - Mala Mala

Airstrip male Leopard - Mala Mala

Young cub of the Ostrich Koppies female Leopard - Mala Mala

Cheetah - Mala Mala

Cheetah yawn - Mala Mala

Female Steenbok - Mala Mala

Zebra - Mala Mala

Red Crested Korhaan - Mala Mala




2014 LIONS & LEOPARDS of Mala Mala - July

July 24, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
The July trip has just ended and the move towards the "dry season" is becoming more and more evident, waterholes are drying up, the bush is turning into its winter colours and the early mornings were particularly cold !! :)

Our first stop was the Big Cat Reserve and some highlights were the lion pride feeding on a giraffe, night photography of the leopards and the porcupines, the female King Cheetah, Floppy and Hunters the resident male Cheetahs out on patrol and a great sighting of the three elephants, Becky, Malutka and Juba !!

Thanks very much to Ben our Ranger for looking after us and all the staff at Tshukudu.

Next stop was a 4 night stay inside the Kruger National Park at Satara camp. As water levels begin to drop the animals are beginning to concentrate along the river lines and large reservoirs. On our first day we found a young male lion trailing far behind the rest of his pride, a  very cooperative common Duiker, lots of beautiful Lilac Breasted Rollers, large herds of elephants and the two main highlights were a herd of 800 plus Cape Buffalo who all arrived at Girivana waterhole and filled it up completely. Lions were close behind and they ran in on the buffalo a couple of times without success. On our final morning we found two male cheetahs on the road south towards Skukuza. We got some great images of them as they scent marked and looked out for potential prey.

Our last stop was a three night stay at Mala Mala, where the focus shifted to Lions and Leopards. We had great success with both - starting with our first sighting of the Marthli Pride barely 20 mins after we left camp. The large Lioness without a tail is always an interesting sight.

We continued our drive in search of the cubs of the "Kekelezi female" and found them resting in a dry mud wallow, it is always a real privilege to see these cats, and even more special to see cubs.

During our stay we also found a male Leopard known as the "Tree house male" and he was busy stalking Impala. He did not succeed on this occasion but we still managed to follow him after dark before we left him near the Sand River.

We had a brief encounter with "PAP" another dominant Male Leopard in the area.

One Highlight was finding the Kekelezi female with her two cubs as well as the "Airstrip Male" leopard all at the same kill site. To see a male leopard around cubs is very rare, but it is believed that the Airstrip male is the father of the two cubs and is tolerant towards them.

On a bit of a concerning note, we later heard that "PAP" (Princess Alice Pans Male Leopard) had arrived at the kill too and fought with the "Airstrip Male" over the carcass and seemingly won the fight. The cubs and the female would have scattered to get away and at the time of our departure only one of the cubs had been seen again with the female which might suggest that "PAP" could have killed the other cub, but we hope to hear news that both cubs are back with the female Leopard.

Our final highlight was spending some quality time in a perfect position opposite 9 Cape Hunting Dog puppies who proceeded to run up and down in front of us playing like puppies do. This pack is now mobile so to find them is extremely difficult. We were very fortunate to have seen this once in a lifetime sighting..

Thanks very much to Jonno our Ranger for looking after us and to all the Mala Mala staff.

Thank you also to Erik, David and Bridget who joined us on this safari, we certainly did have some amazing sightings that not many people get to see, it was a pleasure having you on the trip..

Here are some photos - best regards

Stu


Lioness with subadult Male - Big Cat Reserve

Bagheera the female Leopard - Big Cat Reserve

A sub adult male Lion with the Giraffe Kill - - Big Cat Reserve

The King Cheetah lying next to Hunters - Big Cat Reserve

Lion pride feeding on the giraffe - Big Cat Reserve

Hunters grooming himself, the "dew claw" is clearly visible - Big Cat Reserve

Malutka, Juba and Becky, the three elephants at the Big Cat Reserve

One of the young female Leopards at night - Big Cat Reserve

A Porcupine arrives - Big Cat Reserve

Male Impala alert after spotting a Lion close by - Kruger National Park

The young male lion we found on our first afternoon - Kruger National Park

A very cooperative Common Duiker - Kruger National Park

The Cape Buffalo at Girivana waterhole - Kruger National Park

Lilac Breasted Roller - Kruger National Park

Herd of elephants at Nsemani Dam - Kruger National Park

The two Cheetah brothers we saw on our final morning - Kruger National Park

A Lioness and a cub of the Marthli Pride - Mala Mala

Three of the cubs of the Marthli Pride - Mala Mala

Siesta time - Mala Mala

The adult Lioness without a tail - Mala Mala

Marthli Lions - Mala Mala

A spotted Hyaena  - Mala Mala

One of the cubs of the "Kekelezi Female Leopard"  - Mala Mala

Night drive at Mala Mala

Red Billed Oxpecker - Mala Mala

Barred Owlet - Mala Mala

Male Greater Kudu - Mala Mala

Buffalo calf with oxpecker - Mala Mala

Elephant herd - Mala Mala

"Tree House Male Leopard"  - Mala Mala

Tree house male stalking Impala  - Mala Mala

Tree house Male Leopard at night  - Mala Mala

Tree house male Leopard - Mala Mala

Tree House Male Leopard  - Mala Mala

Kekelezi female Leopard and one of her cubs - Mala Mala

"Airstrip Male Leopard" leaps with the remains of the Impala Kill as the cub watches - Mala Mala

Leopard cub feeding on the leg of an Impala - Mala Mala

Spotted Hyaena yawning - Mala Mala

Cape Hunting Dog puppies  - Mala Mala

Adult Cape Hunting Dog with a damaged eye - Mala Mala

Cape Hunting Dog Puppy - Mala Mala

Cape Hunting Dog adult - Mala Mala


TAILOR MADE PHOTO SAFARI - South Africa - June / July 2014

July 07, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
We have just completed an 18 day Tailor Made photo safari which included all the photo highlights on offer in and around the Kruger area in South Africa. Everything from landscapes, reptiles and vultures, to the famous "BIG 5" !!

First stop was the Blyde River Canyon for some waterfall and landscape photography, followed by a two night stay at Forest Camp where we enjoyed a full day of African Reptile Photography - many thanks again to Donald for providing us with such a great reptile experience :)

Tshukudu Game Reserve, Ngala Private Game Reserve and Mala Mala made up the following 9 nights where we were treated to great and varied sightings of that magnificent cat the Leopard. One of the highlights at Ngala was a visit to the Wilddog den site where we were lucky enough to see all 9 puppies and the adults returning from a successful hunt to regurgitate food for the youngsters. A female Leopard and her two large male cubs as well as two different Lion prides made the stay at Ngala extra special - many thanks to Andrew our ranger and Sam the expert tracker...

At Mala Mala we were once again well looked after by our ranger Brendan - thanks for another awesome stay Brendan !! it started off with a sighting of the small Charleston Pride - two sub adult males and a female - a first for me. Then we had a great run with Leopards, the cub of the Tamboti female, the Kekelezi female with her two cubs, the Nottens female with an impala kill, the West street male and that magnificent Male leopard the "bike"..

The stay was topped off on the final morning with a great sighting with a very small and wobbly baby elephant only a week or so old.

Finally we headed out into the Kruger National Park and based ourselves at Lower Sabie. Sunset Dam and Clyde's pan were on our agenda and we spent many hours sitting at these two bodies of water photographing the birds and mammals as they came down to drink.

Here are a few images from the trip we hope you will enjoy them.

Thanks again to all the staff at the lodges who made our stay so comfortable and to our rangers, Charles at Forest Camp, Matt at Tshukudu, Andrew at Ngala and Brendan at Mala Mala, thanks for getting us into those great positions for some excellent photos !!

A huge thanks to mum for the excellent catering in the Kruger !!

Thanks so much to Larry and Debbie for coming out on safari with us, it was an absolute pleasure to have been able to show you around the Kruger area - looking forward to the next trip with you..

Warm regards

Stu





Small waterfall on the Kadishi Trail - Blyde Canyon

Kadishi waterfall - Blyde Canyon

View of the Blyde Canyon and the Sundial with the Three Rondawels - Blyde Canyon

Bourke's Luck Potholes

Aloes in flower - near the "Pinnacle"

Blyde Canyon

Swadini Dam

Scarlet Chested Sunbird - Forest Camp

White Backed Vulture - Forest Camp

Boomslang - Reptile Park

Green Mamba - Reptile Park

Black Mamba - Reptile Park

Snouted Cobra - Reptile Park

Jabula - Big Cat Reserve

Male Greater Painted Snipe - Big Cat Reserve

Nile Crocodile - Big Cat Reserve

Cape Hunting Dog Puppy - Ngala Private Game Reserve

Cape Hunting Dog Den site - Ngala Private Game Reserve

Cape Hunting dog puppies playing - Ngala Private Game Reserve

Adult regurgitating food for the hungry puppies - Ngala Private Game Reserve

Puppy with the ear of an Impala - Ngala Private Game Reserve

One of the year old Male leopard cubs - Ngala Private Game Reserve

The second male Leopard cub  - Ngala Private Game Reserve

The female Leopard with her two large male cubs - Ngala Private Game Reserve

Male Lion - Ngala Private Game Reserve

Wildebeest - Ngala Private Game Reserve

A sub adult female from the Birmingham Pride - Ngala Private Game Reserve

A sub adult male from the Birmingham Pride - Ngala Private Game Reserve

The "Tekwane" female Leopard - Ngala Private Game Reserve

Two lions form the "Skoro" pride - Ngala Private Game Reserve

The two subadult Male Lions of the Charleston Pride - Mala Mala

The cub of the Tamboti female Leopard - Mala Mala

The Kekelezi female Leopard with one of her cubs - Mala Mala

A Coqui Francolin - Mala Mala

Collared Sunbird - Mala Mala

The Nottens female leopard - Mala Mala

Verreaux's Eagle Owl - Mala Mala

Dead tree and stars - Mala Mala

African Harrier Hawk swallowing a snake - Mala Mala

African Hawk Eagle - Mala Mala

Bicycle Crossing Male Leopard - "The Bike" - Mala Mala

Baby Elephant - Mala Mala

African Fish Eagle Landing - Kruger National Park

Young Hippos fighting - Kruger National Park

Young Hippos fighting - Kruger National Park

White Fronted Bee Eater - Kruger National Park

Southern Giraffe - Kruger National Park

Elephant Herd in the Sabi River - Kruger National Park

Gabar Goshawk - Kruger National Park

Spotted Hyaena and reflection - Kruger National Park

Impala and Reb Billed Oxpecker - Kruger National Park

Giraffe and Impala drinking at Clyde's pan - Kruger National Park

Impala - Kruger National Park

Egyptian Goose - Kruger National Park



2014 LIONS & LEOPARDS of Mala Mala - June

June 15, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
The first of this seasons Lions and Leopards of Mala Mala photo safari has just ended. We also did the two night Forest Camp extension for African Reptile and Vulture Photography.

Our three nights at the Big Cat Reserve was very eventful with the Lions on a Buffalo kill and the two Cheetah brothers, Floppy and Hunters bringing down a young Waterbuck. The two seasoned Leopards, Jabula and Bagheera were still on form for the night photo shoot.

Then it was off to the Kruger National Park and 4 nights at Satara in central Kruger.
We spent a lot of time sitting patiently at the remaining waterholes and Girivana and Nkaya pan were both very productive. We spent the entire day at Nkaya pan and animals came and went like clock work. A Saddle Billed Stork kept us entertained in the quiet times as she continuously hunted in the pan for Platanas (african Clawed Frogs) Special treats were a beautiful Male Lion with one of the biggest manes I have seen in the Kruger, Rhino, Elephant, Impala, Zebra, Warthog, Wildebeest and Kudu, to name just a few.

The Sweni Bird hide was productive too with a Goliath Heron that showed off his hunting skills right in front of the hide.

Our final stop was three nights at Mala Mala. We began with a sighting of a Leopard and her cub in a tree with a kill. Later on that evening a male leopard arrived and stole the kill.

The Eyrefield pride successfully caught a young male Nyala on one of the night drives. Great bird photography, a rare Sable Antelope and the Newington and the Airstrip Male leopards were some other highlights.

On our final night we witnessed the Bicycle Crossing Male Leopard chase another male leopard at full speed through the sand river where they briefly fought, the "Bike" was the clear victor and chased his counterpart, who we believe was a younger male, off into the night !

On our final morning drive we soon found the Eyrefield pride on the airstrip, we followed them on a brief unsuccessful hunt and then they made their way down to the river and crossed at the perfect place for us to get some Lions in the river photos !! what a great ending to a magical safari..

Many thanks to the staff at Forest Camp, Tshukudu and Mala Mala and to Stefan our guide at Forest Camp, Deon and Matt, our rangers at Tshukudu and to Brendan, our ranger at Mala Mala for looking after us and getting us into great positions for some wonderful photo opportunities.

Thanks also to mum - great food again in the Kruger :) and a huge thanks to Becky, all the way from Whidbey Island - Washington State - for joining us on this photo safari, it was a fantastic trip !

Here are some of the photos - enjoy !!



Flat Rock Scorpion - courtesy Becky Bolen

White Backed Vulture 

Puff Adder

Boomslang

Jumping Spider on Boomslang

Green Mamba

Black Mamba

Snouted Cobra

Lioness on Buffalo Kill - Big Cat Reserve

Male Lion - Big Cat Reserve

Bagheera the female Leopard - Big Cat Reserve

Floppy the Male Cheetah - Big Cat Reserve

Jabula - Big Cat Reserve

Young lions - Big Cat Reserve

Lion - Big Cat Reserve

Jabula - Big Cat Reserve

Bagheera at the night shoot - Big Cat Reserve

Young Lioness - Big Cat Reserve

Male Lion - Big Cat Reserve

Cheetah brothers with Waterbuck kill - Big Cat Reserve

Ntombi facing up to two Rhinos - Big Cat Reserve

Ntombi - Big Cat Reserve

Portrait of King Cheeta - Big Cat Reserve

Zebra at Girivana - Kruger National Park

Kudu - Kruger National Park

Zebra drinking - Kruger National Park

Zebra - Kruger National Park

White Rhino - Kruger National Park

Cape Buffalo - Kruger National Park

Male Waterbuck - Kruger National Park

Female Saddle Billed Stork - Kruger National Park

Blue Wildebeest - Kruger National Park

Warthogs drinking - Kruger National Park

Wildebeest and Saddle Billed Stork - Kruger National Park

Male Lion at Nkaya Pan - Kruger National Park

Impala Drinking - Kruger National Park

Zebra drinking - Kruger National Park

Zebra Nkaya Pan - Kruger National Park

Cape Buffalo - Kruger National Park

Male Elephant - Kruger National Park

Impala running - Kruger National Park

Giraffe - Kruger National Park

Purple Roller - Kruger National Park

Crocodile and Jacana - Kruger National Park

Goliath Heron with fish  - Kruger National Park

Giraffe drinking - Kruger National Park

Juvenile Martial Eagle - Kruger National Park

Bateleur Eagle - Kruger National Park

Young Leopard - Mala Mala

Leopard in tree at sunset- Mala Mala

Leopard sleeping with moon in background (double exposure)- Mala Mala

Young male Lion of the Eyrefield pride- Mala Mala

Brown Snake Eagle- Mala Mala

Sable Antelope- Mala Mala

Barred Owl- Mala Mala

Lilac Breasted Roller- Mala Mala

Roller dive bombing Pearl Spotted Owlet- Mala Mala

Roller and Pearl spotted owlet- Mala Mala

Newington Male Leopard- Mala Mala

Airstrip Male Leopard- Mala Mala

Bushbuck- Mala Mala

Bicycle Crossing Male Leopard- Mala Mala

Bicycle Crossing Male Leopard- Mala Mala

Spotted Eagle Owl - Mala Mala

The Eyrefield Pride thinks about crossing the Sand River - Mala Mala

Warming up in the sun before deciding to cross - Mala Mala

Making their way across the Sand River - Mala Mala

One of the adult Lionesses looks up river - Mala Mala






2014 BEST OF BOTSWANA Photo Safari

May 25, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Botswana - a name that has always brought to mind the romance of wild Africa.  This great trip certainly lived up to the Africa of old, in so many ways.

We were met at the Xakanaxa Airstrip in the Moremi Game Reserve by our guide Nkosi and expertly driven to our first expedition style tented camp amidst huge rain trees in the Xini Lagoon Region.  The privileged sightings from this camp included 2 lovely male cheetahs, a collection of ten different waterbird species fishing together at a small vanishing waterhole and a fantastic full moon rising/sunset scenario featuring a baobab tree.

After Xini we moved on to the Khwai area which is community owned.  Off-road driving is permitted in Khwai, which added to the excitement.  We had wonderful experiences with leopard here - one included a three month old cub at a kill with her mother, which was very special. Three baby hyaena entertained us when the early morning sun had lured them from their den and we were also lucky enough to encounter Cape Hunting Dogs up close which we managed to follow on a hunt until the vegetation and their speed defeated us.  The camp here was delightful - situated next to the Khwai River under magnificent leadwood trees.

The Savuti area of the Chobe Game Reserve was our next stop - a wonderland of marsh, forest, grassland and sandveld.  This time our camp was situated in a grove of Kalahari Apple Leaf trees and had a character all of its own.  It was here that we encountered the marsh lion pride - all beautiful specimens with two sets of young cubs.

I would like to thank the Letaka team for all their hard work and great organisation.  Our guide Nkosi was outstanding.  His knowledge of all facets of the environment in which he works was amazing, as were his driving skills.  His ability as a photographer helped so much in understanding our needs.  Pula, the chef and chief camp organiser was truly phenomenal - the food he produced in camping conditions was incredible.  He was ably assisted by Banda and Frans.

From Savuti we flew to the Chobe River Front for the final stage of our trip. Here we did early morning and late afternoon boat trips in a specially designed photo boat  which had been cleverly adapted for photographers. Thanks to the ability of our boat captain - Shar, we got great shots of white fronted bee-eaters and yellow billed storks at their nests, fish eagles, hippos yawning and elephants playing and drinking in the river, to name  a few.  Many thanks to "Guts" of Pangolin Safaris for all his help and assistance in making this so special.

The "Best of Botswana" Photo safari is different to all our others in so many ways - this is the real Africa, massive remote areas away from crowds of people. The light is amazing and the smells are unique.  

We will be offering a second departure in 2015 as the first departure is already sold out, please email us if you are interested in a space on the 2015 departure. 

Regards to all

Stu


Our camp in the Xini Lagoon area of Moremi Game Reserve 

The Dining tent 

Expedition style tent - en-suite (bucket shower) and battery powered light 

 Our stay in Moremi was made more special by the rising of a full moon on our third night

Cape Buffalo herd in Moremi 

Ostriches running through water in Moremi 

Giraffe and moon - Moremi

Dwarf Mongooses - Moremi

Male Saddle Billed Stork with small fish - Moremi

Zebras fighting - Moremi

A lucky escape from a Lion attack - Moremi

Cape Hunting Dog - Moremi

Red Lechwe - Moremi

Yellow Billed Stork and Hammerkops at the small pond - Moremi

A pair of Saddle Billed Storks arrive at the pond - Moremi

Moon rise and Baobab tree - Moremi

Our safari vehicle at Sunset - Moremi

Baobab tree at sunset - Moremi

Male Impala in early morning light - Moremi

Thinking about the new day ahead - Chacma baboon - Moremi

One of the male Cheetahs in Moremi

The male leopard we photographed on our first afternoon in Khwai

Female Impala leaping - Khwai

Young Leopard cub in Khwai

Warthog - Khwai

The female Leopard returning to her kill - Khwai

Leopard and her cub - Khwai

Leopard cub - Khwai

Leopard Cub - Khwai

A fork tailed Drongo dive bombing a Verreaux's Eagle Owl - Khwai

Hyaena cub at the den in Khwai

Female Leopard with her cub - Khwai

White Faced Whistling ducks - Khwai

Leopard - Khwai

Cape Hunting Dog greeting behaviour - Khwai

Submissive behaviour towards the Alpha Male - Khwai

Cape Hunting Dog - Khwai

Reedbuck - Khwai

Male Greater Kudu - Khwai

Cape Hunting Dog - Khwai

Open Billed Stork - Khwai

Lilac Breasted Roller - Khwai


Bull Elephant in the Khwai River

Little Bee eater - Khwai

Giraffe Drinking - Mababe Depression

Steenbok - en route to Savuti

Sunrise at Savuti

Impala - Savuti

Black backed Jackal - Savuti

Blue Wildebeest at sunset - Savuti

Fish Eagle take off - Savuti

Cape Buffalo running - Savuti

Lilac Breasted Rollers - Savuti

Lion cub chewing stick - Savuti

Lioness on the move watched by Impala - Savuti

Male Sable Antelope - Chobe River front taken from the photo boat

Coppery Tailed Coucal - Chobe River front - taken from the photo boat

Elephant underwater - - Chobe River front - taken from the photo boat

Tree Squirrels - Chobe River front

White Fronted Bee eater departing its nest - Chobe River front - taken from the photo boat

Elephants playing in the Chobe River - Chobe River front - taken from the photo boat

Hippo Yawn - Chobe River front - taken from the photo boat

The special Pangolin Photo Boat - Chobe River front

Spurwing Goose - Chobe River front - taken from the photo boat

Cape Buffalo - Chobe River front - taken from the photo boat

A male African Jacana with its two chicks underwing - Chobe River front - taken from the photo boat

Elephants Drinking - Chobe River front - taken from the photo boat

Elephants playing - Chobe River front - taken from the photo boat

Elephants playing - Chobe River front - taken from the photo boat

Elephant - Chobe River front - taken from the photo boat

Hippo Yawning - Chobe River front - taken from the photo boat

Yellow Billed stork landing - Chobe River front - taken from the photo boat

White Breasted Cormorant - Chobe River front - taken from the photo boat

African Fish Eagle - Chobe River front - taken from the photo boat

African Darter - Chobe River front - taken from the photo boat


African Fish Eagle take off - Chobe River front - taken from the photo boat


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