Having seen Tingana (the large dominant male leopard) starting to hunt last evening we headed straight toward that area this morning. However, a cold front with rain had moved in overnight and all the big cats eluded us as they sheltered from the weather.
We were following some leopard tracks when we came across a very agitated Wild Dog.
He was running this way and that way, in circles, up and down, calling to his pack members. We followed him and each time we caught up with him, he was off in a new direction, searching and calling and moving all the time.
As he finally disappeared into the bush we returned to the Lodge for a welcome, warm and appetising breakfast followed by some Lightroom work on the images we had captured.
This afternoon seemed to be reserved for the very large mammals.
We found White Rhino in an area that was ideal for photography and grabbed the opportunity to take loads of photographs of them from every possible angle. The evening light and overcast conditions meant that we could really experiment with the lighting to get some really moody, glowering shots.
Elephants were next, and we again were able to make good use of the sighting. And again the lighting and weather meant that we could create awesome photos of the pachyderms.
Before we knew it, it was time to return to the Lodge for supper, camaraderie, photo talk - and the inevitable stories and jokes.
Maybe we will be able to catch up with those elusive leopards tomorrow ...