Thursday, 10 March 2011

A wonder of beauty

I often wonder what makes me go back to one place to photograph. Is it the wildlife, the experience, the hit rate or the people? As I drove north to Mashatu again last week, I had the same thoughts. This is a good reserve, but not nearly as famous as the Serengeti, nor without the amount of action as the Masai Mara, yet I had told two of my long-standing clients that they had to come here….





Driving in, I could feel them wondering what was so special about the place. I knew this was a regular emotion, so I ran with it.





And then it began. The sightings started taking us all over the reserve. Lions on an eland kill, a leopard hunting kudu, elephants mating, birdlife around every corner- all while traversing a landscape that is so varied and diverse that you feel one minute you are in Samburu and the next you are in the Sabi Sands. I loved it. They loved it, and very quickly I realised again why this place has such a hold on me.

Here are a few images from our safari. Enjoy!








3 comments:

Meiring Borcherds said...

Hmmm one day I will come with mate... Thanks for sharing...

Christine Lamberth said...

I'm looking forward to lots of action in April. After the Serengeti my adrenaline is still pumping!

Alison Nicholls said...

One of my favorite spots. Very different terrain to the rest of Botswana. I sometimes wonder if I should tell people about it - but I usually do!