Elephant Plains: A morning with Tingana, and an afternoon with Lions and Buffalo
We were determined to find a leopard this morning and we set out to find tracks which led us straight to Tingana, the large dominant male leopard in the area.
We were so thrilled to have found him that we spent absolute ages with him, taking photograph after photograph of him, capturing lovely portrait shots.
The only time our attention was diverted was to follow the activities of a busy Gymnogene overhead flying around in search of a meal.
This afternoon we again went in search of a leopard, but our search was interrupted by a sighting of three large buffalo,
and later some wildebeest and some of the ever appealing dwarf mongoose.
After sundowners the sunset was so beautiful that we spent some time doing landscape shots with the glowing, vivid colours behind twisted and some elegant tree shapes in the foreground.
As darkness settled in we found four lionesses and took the opportunity to get some shots using the spotlights. We were able to get in a variety of photographs with backlighting, side lighting and rim lighting.
Highly satisfied with the sightings of the day, we returned to the Lodge and are ready for a scrumptious supper outside in the boma.
Maybe we will be as lucky tomorrow ...