Here are some more images of my favourite Leopard. As mentioned in previous posts she entertained us for hours in the Botswana Okavango Delta bush during our stay at the & Beyond, Sandibe Lodge. These were captured in August 2011 and to this day I can see her right in front of us when I close my eyes. Hunting inquisitively and posing in between focused efforts to find prey. As she constantly searched the area with all her senses, using every tree as a vantage point she became one with her environment.
On this particular game drive, we were out looking for what the & Beyond Game guide said was a positive Cheetah sighting the day before. It was getting late in the morning, and I saw her in the far distance as she came off a Termite mound. She was hungry and was positively in hunting mode. She first tried to catch a Cape Fox (Image included), then went for none less than a Honey Badger with a pup, and after that stalked some impala. With no hunting success she evantually relaxed on a tree branch and then dissappeared into the thick bush where we lost sight of her. If you have ever ran a marathon you will recognise that ‘glow’ that your body experiences for a good few hours or days after the race. Well after this shoot I felt like I had run a marathon with my soul. It is moments like this that feeds my passion for Nature Photography.
In the next weeks I will post more images from this trip to the Okavango Delta Bush.
As allways please let me know what you think by leaving a comment
These images are from my recent trip to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Please let me know what you think. For most of the week there, the days were full of cloud cover and chasing the golden hour did not exist.
I was cleaning out my files on my photo editing computer and came across this folder of images and decided to post them just like they are. These images are from my starting days with Nature Photography. Let me know what you think? I will now regularly post similar images from my starting days……
During a shoot in July 2009 on the Chobe River in Botswana while capturing Hippo shots, I noticed this Hammerkop using the sleeping Hipo as a perching spot on the water. The Hippo did not approve of this and got rather annoyed with the Hammerkop. I managed to capture the process of the Hammerkop landing and being unceremoniously shaken off by the angry Hippo.
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Hammerkop comimng in for the Landing
Sleeping Hippo unaware of the Hammerkop that is about to land on the Hipo’s head…..
Hippo getting annoyed…..
Violent shake of the Hippo’s head wirh the anger clear in the eye of the Hipo……
Brute force of the Hippo as it pushes out of the water…….