LIVE UPDATE from our #BigCatPhotoSafari to Sabi Sand, South Africa.
By Specialist Photographic Guide Lance van de Vyver.
Yesterday afternoon, we set out in search of leopards around camp. We managed to find tracks but no leopard. After no luck with leopards we went back to where we left the lions in the morning. While searching for them, we bumped into an Avoca Male lion who was doing the same thing.
We followed him and he led us to the Nkuhuma lions resting on a termite mound. We managed to get a few nice images of the lion and lionesses before having a sundowner and heading back to camp for dinner.
This morning we headed straight to the elephant carcass before sunrise. When we arrived, the carcass was covered in vultures and hyenas busy feasting.
We spent the next 2 hours photographing the spectacle using various photographic techniques such as fast and slow shutter speeds to freeze and capture motion respectively.
Once it heated up and the action died down, we headed back towards camp. On the way we saw female leopard Sibuye resting on a termite mound in a neighbouring property from the road. We also found drag marks from a leopard kill which we could see was then stolen by hyena. This is where we will follow up this afternoon.