Photoblog: big cats of the Greater Kruger

lion, kruger regionLion and little brother

Early morning wake up, coffee and rusks, game drive, breakfast buffet, leave, drive, arrive, look around, lunch, afternoon game drive, dinner buffet, beers, bed, repeat 10 times over. Tough life right!? Well, actually yes. You’d be amazed at how exhausting it is going on assignment for Getaway magazine. Exhausted or not though, when faced with what you see below, I could only sigh slightly smugly.

This, surely, is as good as being at work gets. 

These shots were taken in multiple locations in private reserves to the west of Kruger (find accommodation reviews for camps in Kruger here). I was amazed at how habituated the big cats were to the completely open game drive vehicles. Lion, leopard and cheetah alike were almost entirely unconcerned, lying where they lay, just metres away. Look out for the feature 10 Secret Bush Lodges of the Lowveld in the February 2014 issue of Getaway magazine, on shelves 20 January 2014.

For more big cat pics, take a look at this photoblog, or alternatively visit look at the Getaway photography page.

 

Thornybush LeopardThornybush Leopard

Young maleYoung male

Just chillin'Just chillin'

YawnYawn

LookaroundLookaround

Cheetah cub in KarongweCheetah cub in Karongwe

Timbavati leopardTimbavati leopard

YawnedYawned

Klaserie LeopardKlaserie Leopard.

Balule CubBalule Cub

Thornybush leopard on the moveThornybush leopard on the move

 

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This article, Photoblog: big cats of the Greater Kruger, was originally posted on the Getaway Blog by Paul Maughan-Brown.


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