Much like yesterday, today also felt like a perfect day to share an elephant image.
This was shot while staying at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge. We couldn’t go on a game drive without seeing elephants, sometimes an immense number of them, which our guide kept commenting on. It made me incredibly happy, since they are my favourite animal to spend time with our on safari.
I was away for the weekend and after arriving back home late yesterday afternoon, I completely forgot to work on my Sunday post. In a stroke of luck though, the images I had prepared earlier last week happen to be monochrome, so they work perfectly for today too.
I’m feeling pretty tired today so I will keep this one brief… I don’t think anyone needs an explanation of these images anyways 🙂
We saw this leopard and her cub on an afternoon game drive from Chitwa Chitwa. As is sometimes the case while out and about, a sighting is occupied, and vehicles need to take turns to give people an opportunity for viewing. Our turn was late in the afternoon, nearing dark, and it was a very challenging area to get into, surrounded by fallen trees and a gulley.
When we arrive, it was just the mother leopard, relaxing on the ground, paws over the edge of the bank. Our guide knew her cub would be nearby, even though none of the other vehicles had seen it. Sure enough, we waited quietly, watching this beautiful, lounging leopard, and out popped the cub from a deep within the bushes. It spent only a few minutes with Mom, when the sound of an approaching vehicle spooked it, and it headed back to its hiding place.
So if you are out on safari and are stuck in a bit of a queue for a sighting, don’t despair, it could turn out much better than you expected 🙂
I don’t think I have a ton of overlap between blog followers and Instagram followers, so today I decided to share some monochrome elephant images that have been seen before on Instagram over the years, but not here.
While staying at Lion Sands River Lodge, we set out on our afternoon game drive and came across a small bachelor group of elephants. These four broke off into pairs, play fighting as the day grew dim, while a couple of other bulls grazed nearby. It’s so cool watching the interaction of these animals.
I wanted to share a few landscape scenes from some of the camps I stayed at this past May. The first two images were taken while staying at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge, and the last image was taken while staying at Chitwa Chitwa.
I hope you enjoying, and wishing you a fantastic week!