Friday, May 27, 2011

BEST of KRUGER plus BIG CATS photo safari May 2011

Greetings to everyone. At last the photo season is underway, and here are some photos from the latest photo safari conducted in the Kruger National Park and at the Big Cat Reserve.

Next tour will include visits to the Kruger, the Big Cat Reserve and Mala Mala.

Best regards to all

Enjoy !!
The Wild4 Team....

Male Leopard - Big Cat Reserve with off camera flash

Female Leopard - Big Cat Reserve, with off camera flash

Vervet Monkey jumping - Kruger National Park

African Wilddog, Big Cat Reserve

Lion cub, Big Cat Reserve, with off camera flash

Giraffe drinking - Big Cat Reserve

One of the Lionesses in the pride of 14 seen on the Timbavati Road in Kruger Park

Elephants drinking at Kumana Dam, Kruger National Park

Pied Kingfisher at Sunset Dam, Kruger National Park

African Fish Eagle - Sunset Dam, Kruger National Park

On the road to Crocodile Bridge we spotted 8 Hyaena

Lilac Breasted Roller in flight, Kruger National Park

Red Billed Oxpeckers on Giraffe, Kruger Park

A rare White Headed Vulture, Kruger National Park

Chacma Baboon, Kruger National Park

Young female Impala, Kruger National Park

The Male Lion we saw mating near Crocodile Bridge in southern Kruger

Burchells Zebra drinking from one of the many water pans still with water, in Southern Kruger

White Rhino near Crocodile Bridge, Kruger

The Leopard cub we photographed near Crocodile Bridge in the Kruger Park

Purple Roller near Satara in Central Kruger Park

Male Greater Kudu on the S100 road near Satara

Barred Owl photographed near Satara in Kruger Park

Elephants drinking, photographed from the Sweni Bird Hide in central Kruger

Egyptian Goose, Sweni Bird Hide, Kruger Park

Black Backed Jackal near Satara

Wildebeest in early morning, on the S90 near Satara, Kruger Park

Swainson's Spurfowl near Satara, Kruger Park

Yellow Throated Longclaw, near Satara in central Kruger

Lioness yawning - Kruger National Park

Friday, May 13, 2011

New Lion Cub at Big Cat Reserve

The first scheduled tour of the season starts on Saturday the 14th May and I will post a trip report at the end of the safari.

Once again we have had late rains and the bush is still very green and quite thick in some areas.

Exciting news for those visiting the Big Cat Reserve as part of the Kruger plus Big Cats Photo Safari and the Lions & Leopards of Mala Mala tours later in the year, is that there is a new male Lion cub, and some exciting opportunities for flash photography.

Here are some photos from my trip to the reserve a week ago.

Enjoy and best wishes to all,

Kind regards


The new Lion cub at 2 weeks old

Using the remote flash system. Two remote triggers and a Gorilla Pod are available
for hire on the safaris.

The multiple flash system I developed for the night shoot with the Leopards
This allows a flash for each photographer to be fired off camera, again making 
use of the radio remote flash triggers

Some results from the night shoot with the leopard. For this shot two flashes were
used and fired at a 45 deg angle to the subject to eliminate eye shine

Another result from the leopard night shoot
Settings were ISO 400 f8 1/250sec with the flashes powered to 1/16 and extenders used
Phottix radio remotes