LIVE UPDATE from our Big Cat Photo Safari to Sabi Sand, South Africa.
By Specialist Photographic Guides Villiers Steyn & Lance van de Vyver.
Yesterday evening we headed out to try and find some mating lions in the north. We were unable to locate them and headed south where some other lions had apparently crossed north. We were unable to find them either. We did however, see some nice elephant herds, a white faced scops owl, zebra and bush babies.
We stopped for a nice sundowner and enjoyed each other’s company. We then headed back to camp and on the way we saw a male leopard that we haven’t seen before. It’s always exciting to see a new face on #BigCatPhotoSafari. We had a brief but great sighting of him before we got back to camp.
This morning turned into a rare, quiet drive in terms of the big cats. They seemed to have been all over the place during the night, however, after plenty of hard work by the team spent tracking, we couldn’t locate them. We then had a brilliant photographic sighting of elephants in side light. Our guests managed to get some fantastic images of the details in the elephants’ hides.
We saw a very skittish rhino bull and some other general game. We the moved on a bumped into a male lion. Unfortunately it ran away straight into extremely thick bush and we couldn’t follow it. After a coffee stop we headed back to the lodge for breakfast. This afternoon we plan on following up on the lion.