LIVE UPDATE from our #BigCatPhotoSafari to Sabi Sand, South Africa.
By Specialist Photographic Guides Villiers Steyn & Lance van de Vyver.
Yesterday afternoon, as we were getting into our vehicles we spotted a Rock Monitor lizard busy attacking a large bark scorpion. We managed to get some great images of this rare and interesting sighting before evening getting out of camp.
We then made our way back to where Thandi had made the kill and spent a short time with her. Unfortunately her cub was nowhere to be seen. We practiced some hi-key photography and then left Thandi as she was not in a happy mood.
We headed east and managed to track down Inkanyeni and her female cub. The sighting was amazing from a photographic point of view. The light was fantastic and the leopards lay on a termite mound, played in the grass and hung out in the open. We got some wonderful images of them.
We also saw some raptors, two honey badgers, white rhinos and a white-tailed mongoose.
This morning was the last drive for our first group of guests. We decided to try and find lions. Along the way we saw a herd of elephants, two mating vultures and another honey badger on the run.
We did manage to find one of the Avoca male lions lying under a bush. He has a badly injured leg and although he is in good condition the injury does not look comfortable at all. As he was fast asleep, we did not spend a lot of time with him.
We left the lion and went past the hyena den close to camp. Our luck was great as we found a tiny pup (only a few weeks old) outside the den with its mum. We spent some time photographing the tiny black ball of cuteness before making our way back to camp.
We are now busily preparing to welcome a new group of guests onto our final #BigCatPhotoSafari of 2018.
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