A macro lens and modern cameras
make it easier…
…to get up close and…
…personal with nature.
We had heard of these cubs and were
lucky enough to be out and about
when the call came through.
We spent twenty minutes watching
and shooting these images as the cubs played
a mere 20 feet from our car.
In 2014 we were lucky enough to to sight
what our guides described as
‘over 1,000 elephants’
migrating through Botswana.
We were actually seeking a pride of lions,
however, we always arrived
the day after a sighting.
We were also lucky to see this scene twice.
Elephants crossing the Chobe River to Namibia.
The Matriarch would chose the track across the river
and then wait on the other side until
all members were accounted for.
There was at least one baby elephant
and it made the crossing with
some helping trunks lifting it high enough
for it to breath every now and again.
Five or ten minutes later and
we would have missed both events.
Late on the third day of our first African Safari
we were lucky to spend time at this leopard sighting.
An unexpected ‘last night’ game drive produced
our version version of ‘Simba’ and ‘Nala’
although we called them Nosy and Rosy.
If you are contemplating seeing
the new Lion King movie….do so.