|Baglafecht weaver in Karatu|
Saturday, 28 December 2013
Friday, 27 December 2013
|Cheetah and cubs|
Thursday, 26 December 2013
|The pride on the Serengeti plains|
Our last full day in the Serengeti, and we were determined to find the lions from the previous day. Stopping only to get a few shots of the Serengeti sunrise, we headed straight to where we’d seen the lions the previous evening. Of course, they had disappeared, so we slowly started driving in each direction to try and pick up their tracks. We did eventually find spoor, but they weren’t nearby.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
|It's rare to see something good on your own, but we were lucky|
It was an early start on Christmas day, but we were soon rewarded near the campsite by 4 male lions chilling on a rock watching the sun come up. We decided to head to where the leopards had been sighted the previous day and were amazed to find the young leopard still there! He was on a different tree, but only about 30 meters from where we’d seen him in the evening.
Tuesday, 24 December 2013
|Watching us carefully|
Since we had gone west the previous day, we decided to head in the opposite direction in the morning. We were looking for the big pride that we’d seen the first day, so decided to head for Maasai Koppies. The early morning drive didn’t find them, although we did come across a nice big male lion sitting on the side of the road. We decided to spend our coffee break with him, and he soon got up and joined his brother, whom we hadn’t even seen hidden in the scrub sleeping.
Monday, 23 December 2013
|Lion cub in tree|
We decided to head straight to Moru Koppies in the morning, because we’d heard that there was a massive herd of wildebeest that were moving through the area chasing the rain. Because it wasn’t on the plains, we may have better luck photographing them as they’d all be close together.
Saturday, 21 December 2013
|Sunrise in the Serengeti|
A few months before Christmas we were trying to decide where to go for the Christmas break. We weren’t even sure how much leave we would be getting, so bounced around a few places, including Selous,Mikumi, Gombe and Kenya… we didn’t really consider Serengeti because it was the middle of the short rain season, and we’d been there quite a few times before…
Saturday, 7 December 2013
|Elephants walking in single file|