Wildlife

The Wildest Drive

I have been asked before what my most memorable sighting might have been, but that is something difficult for me to choose.  I cannot pick one, from the many amazing natural events I have been fortunate to witness.  However, one particular game drive from Chitabe camp, in the Okavango Delta, springs instantly to mind as […]

Cheetah Attack Bat-eared Fox, Kgalagadi

We were witness to a fascinating and exciting encounter between two subadult cheetah and a bat-eared fox during a recent visit to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier park.  We had lost sight of a mother cheetah and her year-old offspring, both only a little smaller than she was, as they moved over a ridge.  As we sat […]

Friendly Enemies, African Wild Dog and Spotted Hyaena

We had only just left our Okavango camp in the early morning, when we came across a pack of African wild dogs that were hunting.  It is hard to stay with dogs on the hunt in a game drive vehicle, and after a while we lost them. Whilst they were in thick brush, they had […]

A Reunion Of Sorts

We were driving out of Mara Plains, in Kenya’s Olare Motorogi conservancy, when we came across a male cheetah.  Although cheetah are in decline in many parts of their range, this area remains a stronghold, and we enjoy fantastic viewing on the photosafaris I lead here.  The cat was alone, and the local guides, who […]

A legend of a leopard (the Dumatau male)

At the time of this writing, it is more than a year since the last sighting of the leopard known as the Dumatau male.  Given that he was at the very least, 12 years old the last time I saw him, it is quite likely, and natural, that his time has come and he may […]