LIVE UPDATE from our #BigCatPhotoSafari to Sabi Sand, South Africa.
By Specialist Photographic Guide Lance van de Vyver.
A new group of guests joined us yesterday, and, after a light lunch and briefing we headed out on drive. Tracks were still hard to find as the rain hardened earth gave away no secrets. We decided first to look for the Talamati lion pride and headed to where we left them yesterday. On the way we saw a lot of general game in the area.
We eventually managed to find three females and one male lion. All fast asleep. They barely lifted their heads. We saw an elephant nearby and went to have a look at him before headed back to the lions. We then got some side lit images of them before they headed to some nearby water for a drink. We got a few images as they drank as well.
After some good time spent with the lions, we headed back to the lodge and bumped into Tingana, the male leopard on the way.
This morning we headed out and soon after leaving camp we found Tlalamba, a young female leopard. Some hyenas were chasing her and she jumped into a nearby tree where she stayed for a few minutes before leading us on a long chase.
She did not stop moving through the bush and we followed as best as we could as she went. Eventually she stopped and sat down for a breather which allowed us to get some images of her.
After a few hours with Tlalamba we stopped for coffee before heading back to camp for breakfast.