African safari big cats…
First, here’s the leopard, the hardest to spot in the game reserve. We got photos once, but had two chances to see her. Once was just a daybreak and she was on the move, so no photos, but an absolutely amazing experience. Such a magnificent animal!
And now the cheetahs. We saw them a few more times. The very first day, we got to see the this.
And on one of our last sunrise drives, we got to see this guy jump into a tree again. Our guide was so good that after we spotted the cheetah and watched for a while, he knew it would jump into this tree, so we had the perfect photo spot.
One morning we came across the whole family of cheetahs. Notice the blesboks on the far side of the reserve boundary fence. I think the cheetahs knew they couldn’t catch them, but they gave a half-hearted chase anyway. Here’s the photo, if you’d like to see the video, you can see it here. (Its only 30 seconds long.)
This was all in South Africa, once we got to Kenya we finally saw lions!