I hosted a group of photographers at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge for 2 nights, most of the group had some photographic knowledge but we went back to the basics and started from the beginning, how the camera worked and how to change settings to the practical photography on the vehicle.
After our introduction and setup it was time to set off on our first afternoon safari.
The first Afternoon we started off with photographing some general game followed by a sleepy female Leopard that had been feeding on her Duiker kill that she had hidden in a nearby tree, on the way back to the lodge we did some spotlight photography on a Spotted Hyena that briefly posed for us before running off into the night.
The following morning we photographed some birds as well as a collection of various plains game, we then found a large herd of Buffalo and we spent about 45 minutes with the herd watching them feed and interact, a great sighting to practice various photographic techniques and exposure adjustments, later on in the morning after a great Hot chocolate stop we watched a sleepy Cheetah before heading back to the Lodge for Breakfast and a quick session of Lightroom.
That Afternoon we went and had a look at some of the other lodges that form part of the Sabi sabi group and at sunset we photographed the Cheetah from earlier in the day, this time he was up and about scent marking his territory, he also jumped up onto a log and we got some great pictures of him with the sunset colors in the background.
The following morning was spent with a herd of Elephants and a herd of Buffalo, the Buffalo went for a drink and after leaving the waterhole they found a couple of Male Lions that are new to the Sabi Sabi area, the Buffalo grouped together and chased the Lions off the clearing where they were sleeping into a nearby thicket.
The Buffalo decided not to pursue their enemies into the Thicket and they turned around and left the Lions to sleep in the shade of the thicket, what a great bit of interaction to witness, the angry Buffalo and the defiant Lions !
After leaving the Lions and buffalo we spent some time with a group of Baboons as they fed and some of them chased each other around in the trees, finally we were treated to a wonderful bush breakfast before it was time to say goodbye to our great guests and head back home.