We encountered these lionesses who seemed to be expert at providing us with wonderful photographs.
One of them got up and stared intently at something none of us could see.
Even when she stopped to pee….
Night drives here were quite busy. The first night we ran into the pile of lions and this young male leopard. As we followed him, we found ourselves back at the camp! He apparently felt the desire to visit the spa that evening. Everything in the main area of the camp is open. Animals can cruise through any time. I never took the time to visit the spa but this fellow did!
The collar on this lioness is a radio collar. They are used as part of ongoing studies.
I always love watching lions greet each other.
This is a full grown lion even though the mane is sparse. Apparently the lions in this area tend to have manes like this.
One of maybe ten sightings of leopards. Not necessarily 10 different leopards, but that’s pretty much the result of their apparent comfort being out in the open.
We did find a leopard in a tree. It amazes me how comfortable they appear to be when resting in a tree. In order to get the leopard light enough to see, I’ve pretty much washed out all the background.
Hard to photograph in the shade but these photos show how easy it is for them to disappear into their surroundings.
These lions were feeding on something and raising quite a ruckus as lions do. It was hard to photograph because they were so deep in the brush.
I seem to be missing a series of photos of lions. It was this group of lions from earlier in the day. They were very healthy looking but clearly needed a meal. Apparently, they managed to get it!
The last night we were at this camp, the baboons across the river bed started some alarm calls. You could pretty much tell where the predators were as you listened to the calls travel through the trees. It was impossible to see anything because although clear the moon was a mere sliver and provided no illumination. The night guys were shining lights on the bed and banks of the river for a while. Then a little later I heard the call of a leopard down there. Busy night!!! Apparently, the lions moseyed on through the main area of the camp.