LIVE UPDATE from our #BigCatPhotoSafari to Sabi Sand, South Africa.
By Specialist Photographic Guides Lance van de Vyver and Villiers Steyn.
Yesterday afternoon we headed out in the hope of having a good leopard sighting. We soon found tracks of a male leopard close to Tamboti Dam. We then found fresher tracks on top of our vehicles tracks and then found Tingana next to the road.
We followed him into a block where we saw some vultures and a Tawny Eagle. Tingana headed straight there and found a massive python in the grass. Judging by the tracks around the carcass, a honey badger killed it and had only eaten a little portion of it.
We then photographed him as he ate the snake, crunching through its rib bones.
After 45 minutes we left Tingana and headed north for a drinks break, finally seeing an elephant drinking at a pan.
We had a lovely drinks stop before heading home.
This morning we headed out into a very misty Sabi Sand. The mist was so thick that the trees were dripping. We went straight back to Tingana and found close to where we left him. His python was now in two pieces. We photographed him for a while before we left and checked the north for lion tracks.
We were unable to find the lions but we saw a lot of general game around.
On the way home, after the sun had finally broken through the mist, we photographed a business of dwarf mongoose on a termite mound.