My 10 favourite images
…taken on ACQ BigCatPhotoSafaris in 2018!
This year I spent a whopping 54 days at Djuma leading #BigCatPhotoSafaris! As you can imagine, this gave my guests and me plenty of outstanding opportunities to take great photographs, not only of lions, leopards and cheetahs, but also of a myriad of other beautiful creatures. Not to mention the heaps of photos that we took of each other during these unforgettable experiences.
To highlight At Close Quarters’ success in the Sabi Sands this year, I’d like to share ten of my favourite photos from 2018 with you. Choosing them was a near-impossible task and they are by no means my ten best photos. Instead, it’s a selection of photos that showcase the unrivalled quality of sightings we experience on our safaris, the variety of this special place, and the joy it brings to all who share in it.
If you would like to join Lance van de Vyver and I at Djuma next year, searching for those perfect big cat photographs, simply visit http://atclosequarters.com/big-cat-photo-safari/ and check our safari calendar. You can also take advantage of our Green Season Special and save up to R2000 per person if you book one of our 2019 March/April BigCatPhotoSafaris before 31 December. Spaces disappear very quickly, so book soon to avoid disappointment!
Here are my ten favourite photos of 2018, in no particular order:
Tlalamba looks up at Thandi while lying on a dead tree stump right next to us.
An elephant bull walks over First Rock on Torchwood on an overcast morning.
One of the Avoca males at sunset, resting next to a small pond on Buffelshoek.
Our excellent trackers, Fanode and William, posing for a photo during sundowners.
The whole Nkuhuma Pride keeps an eye out for prey in the vicinity of Torchwood Waterhole.
Thandi strolls down a two-track on a cool April-morning.
Instead of doing it at sunset, we took a pre-blood moon group photo on the 27thof July.
Two cheetah cubs pose on a termite mound close to camp.
Close-ups of zebras often make for beautiful abstract photos!
Hosana comes down for a drink at Vuyatela’s little man-made waterhole.
I hope to see you on an At Close Quarters #BigCatPhotoSafari at Djuma next year!