With huge anticipation we drove the last 230km from Upington to the park wondering what would we see the next 5 days.

O yes we did see a Lion everyday, we also saw Cheetahs everyday. Every car that stopped us asked about lions or cheetahs, people were sitting for hours staring at sleeping lions.

For me it is all the other small things that you can photograph and normally with no other cars around because everybody is too focused staring at the lions.

We saw & photographed the most fantastic Springbok fights, Jackals playing, Suri Cats and Squirrels, young Goshawks catching mice and then the most amazing moments with Secretary Birds.

I believe that these moments are 1000% better and more satisfying than staring at sleeping lions.

Please enjoy a few photos from the past week in the magical Kgalagadi.

 

Nikon D810 with 400mm F2,8 lens and in camera crop – 1/4000 sec at F/9,0, ISO 1600, 600mm and -1,3EV

Nikon D810 with 400mm F2,8 lens and in camera crop – 1/3200 sec at F/8,0, ISO 1100, 600mm and -1,3EV

Nikon D810 with 400mm F2,8 lens and in camera crop – 1/2500 sec at F/5,0, ISO 200, 600mm and -1,7EV

Nikon D810 with 70-200mm F2,8 lens and 1,7 converter – 1/8000 sec at F/8,0, ISO 1600, 340mm and -1,3EV

Nikon D810 with 400mm F2,8 lens and in camera crop – 1/2000 sec at F/4,0, ISO 64, 600mm and -1,3EV

Nikon D810 with 70-200mm F2,8 lens and 1,7 converter – 1/1250 sec at F/9,0, ISO 900, 220mm and -1,0EV

Nikon D810 with 70-200mm F2,8 lens and 1,7 converter – 1/1250 sec at F/6,3, ISO 250, 340mm and -1,0EV