Hilton Is a nature lover by heart and has a strong passion for wildlife He has been photographing wildlife for over 10 years , and has won various wildlife awards and has; also achieved the highest photographic honor in south Africa, that of 2007 Fuji /Getaway wildlife photographer of the year.
ODP Elephant Plains Photographic Safari 08-10- 2011
After the first few days of rainy weather behind us the African bush has graced us with perfect sunny days and excellent lighting conditions.
On day three the highlight had to be that we were able to spend 2 hours with Salayexe one of the resident Leopards in her natural habitat. . Salayexe is a most beautiful 6-7 year old Leopard that our guides tracked down after lunch for us. We tenaciously tracked her for 30 minutes after which she led us up to a sparsely leafed Marula tree.
For the next 2 hours she posed for all of us to take photos of her to our heart's content, or as the memory cards capacity could cope with...... all for the exclusive benefit of the ODP clients.
The high light of this shoot will have to be the low light pics after sun down. Most manage to capture Salayexe yawning exposing all the teeth with her face and the Marula tree highlight with the flashes. the blue indigo sky finished off the portrait magnificently .
After a delicious dinner all the ODP guests retired to their luxurious rooms, to rest and prepare for tomorrow mornings anticipated success !
Hilton & Ben for ODP Safaris at Elephant Plains