Big Cats

This morning we woke up to some windy and overcast conditions. We headed out to follow up on some tracks close to the lodge when the radio came alive. Wild dogs had been spotted running right in front of the lodge, we quickly made our way there but were unsuccessful in locating them as the…

Daybreak at the Den

First thing this morning we headed to the nearby hyena den and were greeted by five boisterous youngsters and two adults. They tumbled, tackled and chased each other around, stopping only to suckle from mom. Our guests were able to bank some amazing images. The drought has brought many large herds of buffalo into the…

Rulers of the North

We set off early this morning and headed towards where Karula was last seen, however, she was no longer near her kill and we moved on. After finding some lion tracks, we followed them until we found a large male lion, one of the Birmingham coalition, sitting close to small pan. He yawned and looked…

Big 5 First Drive

Our guests arrived from all over South Africa and the excitement on their faces was infectious. Not even the gloomy skies could subdue their moods as they were all looking forward to seeing and photographing some Big Cats. Having enjoyed a deliciously prepared lunch by our chef and after a quick briefing we set out…

5 Leopards in one day

We woke up on our first morning at Djuma with mixed expectations. Our first drive the evening before was relatively quiet, with a sleeping pride of lions at a giraffe kill and some elephant action being the order of the day. Some would consider seeing lions on a giraffe kill to be a special sighting…

Karula – The Queen of Djuma

Afternoon Drive – 3 August We headed off on our afternoon drive still on a high from our earlier Cheetah sighting. We followed up on some leopard tracks stopping along the way at some fantastic photo opportunities. We captured some great images of a juvenile African Harrier Hawk in flight as well as a Hammerkop…

Cheetah Brothers

Afternoon Drive – 2 August After a great start with many photo opportunities on our first two drives of the Safari we had breakfast  followed by our first post-processing session. Our guests had the opportunity to learn more about shooting out in the field, camera setting and some great tips and tricks when editing their images.…

The Birmingham Males

Afternoon Drive 1 August 2015 Yesterday was the start of another Big Cat Safari. Our guests arrived keen to get going and find some cats to photograph, but before that we enjoyed a fantastic light lunch getting to know each other with a beautiful view of some buffalo at the waterhole in front of the…

Leopard Brothers

I love the Sabi Sands quite simply because I love Leopards. When it comes to viewing and photographing these beautiful cats this is undoubtedly one of the best, if not the best location in the world. Add to that, the fact that we go out with guests who have all come for the same thing,…