Elephant Plains Safari: Karula Introduces her Tiny Cub to Us
(All images from Back of Brendon Cremer’s Camera)
Fanus Weldhagen Reports:
What a fantastic end to the current TuskPhoto safari at Elephant Plains.
We woke up to a moody, overcast morning and when we found Giraffe and Zebra on the airstrip we settled down for some lovely photography.
Not for long!
A call came through that Tingana, another dominant and very powerful leopard, had been spotted so we immediately went in his direction. He was out and about – and yes, patrolling and re-marking his territory exactly as we thought the big cats would do after yesterday’s rain.
And not long after spending time with Tingana we found a pride of lions. Three males and two females were shortly joined by another male. They were in a lovely open area doing what lions do best – lounging around, greeting and grooming one another and simply looking wonderful in that glowing early morning light.
Then unbelievably we received another call. This time it was a mother leopard, Karula, and knowing that she has tiny cubs, we dashed over to see her.
And obligingly, Karula showed her gorgeous little cub – but only to half of our group.
The others had to be content with images of mom only.
And it was on that ultra high note that yet another amazing safari ended. The guests reluctantly said their farewells – and of course they cannot wait to get back here.
The new group should arrive at any moment …