Wednesday, August 20

Picture perfect

So often in the bush it is really difficult to get that "perfect" picture of an animal. So much so that one of my more frequent quips is "one would think that the animal is more interested in eating/sleeping/hiding than posing for us tourists!"

Then one has a sequence of days where every animal appears to be in just the right place for us to try and get that ideal capture. Not only for my clients, but also for me!

Here are just a few examples of animals trying their best to give me that perfect opportunity over the last week in Kruger National Park.......



This must be the best pose/lighting a Kudu bull has ever presented me with...........
















The giraffe did their best as well - posing in the sun against cloudy / misty backdrops......














After a short leopard "drought" I had sightings on 3 consecutive days. This gorgeous male walked right up to and past my window - looking straight into my lens - unfortunately my camera and I were not sufficiently up to the challenge :(












 Three cheetah males I found early on Sunday morning gave us 30 minutes of "spotted cat bliss".

They didn't "pose" for us but we had loads of time to try and get the "perfect picture".















A little later that same morning we joined the queue of amazed and appreciative Kruger visitors photographing these two relaxed young lion. They couldn't have found a better place for us to admire them!

African Fish Eagle


Dark Chanting Goshawk
Grey Heron



I don't have the best camera equipment for birds, but these three did their best to give me a good chance to capture them!
































And as I often do, I'm going to end up with a Kruger landscape. With the rain we had this last weekend, clouds and mist gave us some great sunrise moments..........