A very early start this morning saw us heading south through the Black Rhino Concession into Pilanesberg National Park. The concession is itself picturesque, with timeless Tamboti tree forests dotting the concession with reds and yellows.
Our first sighting of the day produced an endangered black Rhino bull running in a distant clearing. A special sighting for our guests who appreciated the rarity of seeing one of these magnificent beasts.
We then moved on and found a lovely breeding herd of elephants which stole the show. Tiny little elephant calves had our guests in adoration, as they clicked away, managing to get some fantastic photos of the little ones.
We also found a great selection of birds whom everyone thoroughly enjoyed collecting images of by putting the “Freezing in Motion” settings they had learnt earlier to the test. The images they came away with were testament to this.
The afternoon heat brought a white rhino to the Lodge waterhole and allowed our guests to get extra close for some portrait images. Such a treat!
World Lion Day didn’t disappoint as we found two large coalition males on the concession. They woke from the day’s slumber and basked in the golden winter sun. This allowed our guests ample time to capture some special images before enjoying sundowners together.
We headed back to the lodge for a brilliantly prepared meal, enjoying discussions of the sightings of the day. Tomorrow morning we’ll be heading back into the Pilanesberg to search for more amazing photographic opportunities.
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