Night of the Jackal

There were many sounds throughout the night with Lions and Hyenas the most prevalent, the Hyenas making a range of strange and sinister sounds. When morning broke we set off down the S100, S41 roads that the previous day had many sightings of Lion and Leopard, today nothing! We returned via the N’wanetsi road and…

Ground Hornbill Day!

Off to Satara today, a drive of roughly 100km but fortunately on tar roads, but before then one last look at Lake Panic. All the usual participants were present again but this time I spent my time watching the activity rather than photographing it. Watching the Herons and Darters catch then swallow huge fish was…

Grim End

Great (But Grim) End

Lake panic again and only 0.5°C, plenty of mist slowly rising off the lake and with the hot air expelled by the Hippos it was a very atmospheric setting. Early shots concentrated on trying to capture the mood of the place, deliberately under-exposing to capture the golden early morning light. Some nice ‘silhouette type’ shots…

A Touch Too Close

Again an early, 6:00am, start to the day to get to Lake Panic before the rush hour. On the way down we spotted three Hyenas sleeping at the roadside, what looked to be a mother and two youngsters, they dozed around, stirring only briefly. Lake Panic was its usual self with all the usual suspects…

Big 5 Done – Now What !

An early start to the day, 6:15 to be precise, and we were off to Sunset Dam near Lower Sabie – again! The day started off OK with lots of Hippos, Crocs and water birds such as Grey Herons, Yellow Billed Storks, Plovers, etc… Across the dam I saw a larger animal on the move and…