LIVE UPDATE from our Big Cat Photo Safari to Sabi Sand, South Africa.
By Specialist Photographic Guides Villiers Steyn & Lance van de Vyver.
Yesterday afternoon was really hot and we left camp to try and find some leopards. We started at Buffelshoeks dam where a leopard had been seen in the morning. We managed to find female leopard Thandi but she was in a very thick block and we made a decision to leave her.
We moved off and soon found male leopard Tingana. We spent the rest of drive with him as he walked towards Galago pan. He made his rasping call multiple times along the route.
We positioned the vehicles to get some panning shots and all our guests managed to get the shot! What a success!
Tingana then reached the waterhole and drank. Some guests told us that they managed to get their best ever leopard images! This is the reason we do what we do!
This morning we headed out and within 2 minutes of leaving camp we found male leopard Hosana. He was moving through some thick bush and we left him and moved on.
We found more leopard tracks and soon found Male leopard Tingana and followed him for a while. He called a few times right next to the vehicle. Evernyone took the opportunity to take some hi-key images. We then left him and made our way for a drinks stop.
On the way we saw a scrub hare in golden light, a pale morph Wahlberg’s Eagle and an African Harrier Hawk.
After coffee we found female leopard Thandi and her cub Tlalamba on the remains of a small kill. It was great to see the two doing well together. We then headed back to the lodge for breakfast.