Robert Forrest Wildlife Photography ♡

What a difference a good photographer makes! 
Finally here are some pics from my talented wildlife photographer son Robert.  
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Spot the teeny tiny cheetah cub in the tree below, and some other fabulous cheetah moments.

Our trip yielded several special sightings with lions:


Particularly exciting was watching a lion stalking her prey, and then seeing lion cubs on a kill:

The de-horning of a rhino through Robert's lens included these great shots:

Some dangerous hippo (in and out of the water) and feisty elephant:

Robert did a great job capturing these hyena antics:

Aside from the bird ringing exercise there was little opportunity to stop for birds and smaller things.  However Robert is a keen birder and has a great eye for detail so photographed several birds including a pretty forest guinea fowl, and tiny forest orchids.

He also did justice to our sighting of this baby giraffe with his mother, and other lovely moments from our time in the bush.

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African safari wildlife ♡

Here are some of my happy iphone snaps of the wildlife we saw at Phinda recently.
I will post pics taken by my talented wildlife photographer son Robert in my next post.
Both sets evoke happy memories of the bush.
First up, a collection of big cat sightings, starting with this magnificent cheetah pair surveying their plain and then a mother with her cubs:

Lion are plentiful in the reserve, but good sightings in good light and those near camp are always exciting.  The highlight was seeing lion cubs on a kill.

Fascinating watching the interaction between this lion cub calling for her mother, and seeing her mother climb up into a nearby bush to hide!
Seeing leopard in this area is very unusual so we were especially lucky that our talented ranger Emma spotted this leopard during a night drive:
 I also adore zebra, so take many pics of them.  Vehicles seldom bother to stop for them and they can be rather skittish but I loved seeing the mum zebra and her baby especially.

You often see wildebeest with zebra.  I enjoyed seeing waterbuck on the airstrip, and the shy nyala buck around camp are very charming.

The limitations of iphone pics mean that very few bird pics are great (or for that matter distant hippo etc) but I still like taking atmospheric pics.

There are always antelope to see (springbok or whatever is most prevalent in a region) as well as the strangely beguiling loping giraffes.  I love giraffe markings, wish we saw that more often in fabric print.

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