Photographing wildlife is difficult. There are so many factors at play, getting the perfect shot can sometimes be very frustrating. Wild animals don’t hang around near roads for you, they don’t pose for you, they are constantly moving and sometimes they simply get frightened and run away. You’ll sometimes drive for hours and not see anything. The light is not always favourable and often very harsh. Branches, twigs and grass are often in the way. And the list goes on and on. So most of the time, getting that perfect shot is more about luck than anything else.
Towards the end of September we had a public holiday on Tuesday the 24th. We decided at the last minute to make it a long weekend and go to the Kruger. At such short notice it was very unlikely that we would get accommodation. But we got very lucky and managed to get 3 nights at Olifants Rest Camp in a NG2U unit.