We arrived at Black Rhino Private Game Reserve with a large highveld thunderstorm looming close by and prepared for the arrival of our guests. The skies had cleared by the time our final guests had arrived and we were excited to get started.
After a light lunch, we dived straight into our first lecture- ‘Wildlife Photography Basics’. The session was extremely interactive and our guests were soon ready to take what they had learnt into the field.
We left on drive and decided to see what mother nature had in store for us, choosing no set route or plan. The bush is looking extremely healthy and lush, painted in every hue of green imaginable. The abundance of water from recent rains is visible in the dams and waterholes- full to the brim.
We encountered large herds of general game and spent time up close with different herds of elephant, all jubilant from the excess water and food around. Times are good for the wildlife in the area.
After sundowners we started heading home but the bush was not finished with us…
Wild dogs, in the road! What luck.
We followed the dogs as they ran along. All of a sudden the mood changed and the dogs began hunting. We followed, but the bush was very dense which made it difficult. Next thing, all pandemonium broke loose. Impala, wildebeest and wild dogs were running here, there and everywhere. Unbelievable.
Then we heard it, a kill. The dogs were successful in bringing down their prey which they killed and ate in a thicket just off the road. We did not have a clear visual but the moment was spectacular nonetheless. Even more special, was the fact that our guests managed to take some absolutely spectacular shots of the action.The excitement and adrenaline felt amazing.
We got back to the lodge where we enjoyed a fantastic dinner and reminisced about the day, reminded just how unpredictable the bush can be and, how sometimes, having no plan at all, is the best plan to have.
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