Towards the end of our first day
in Kruger National Park…
…our driver received a message which lead us to
what I call my National Geographic shot.
So called because it is where I thought it
most likely to see such a shot…
would require much patience
and luck to capture.
On our final morning at
Sausage Tree Safari Camp
we were woken by the sound of
breaking tree branches.
Upon looking outside into the darkness
I noticed this passerby, probably heading
for the water hole.
More surprising was the fact that it was only
this image which made me realise the there was only
a three foot six inch high fence
separating us from wildlife.
The following year another surprise
at Botswana’s Elephant Sands.
While at breakfast we noticed this elephant
wandering past last night’s accommodation.
We wondered how many other had
wandered past during the night.
Elephant Sands is a water hole which elephants come
to drink at any time of day or night.
As with all animals there were more
at night than during the day.
Some of the accommodation can bee seen
in the background for the record my camera
lens was set at 55 mm for this shot.
Back to 2013 and our last evening at
Sausage Tree Safari Camp.
We were offered one last surprise game drive.
About half an hour into the drive the message
came through of a sighting…at
the other end of the reserve.
Long story short.
Mother Limpy watched on while
Nosy and Rosy (our nicknames for the cubs)
came to within twenty-five feet of our
vehicle to watch the tourists
and play on the elephant dung.
Twenty breath taking minutes and 300 shots later,
as the sun neared the horizon,
our driver alerted other vehicles
in the reserve of our sighting.