Photographic Game Drive in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

On our Photographic Game Drive on the 22nd August 2015 we tested out our new specialist camera clamps for our game viewers.

Rona and Sergio using our new camera equipment

Rona and Sergio using our new camera equipment

We visited Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Park and had some fantastic sightings. Our first was a cheetah mum and her cub stalking some impala.

Cheetah mum stalking impala

Cheetah mum stalking impala

The cheetah soon decided to have a rest so we stayed around focusing our photographic attention on some nearby zebra.

Zebra having a good old scratch

Zebra having a good old scratch

On our Photographic Game Drive we have a maximum of 6 photographers (or budding photographers) and a professional photographer on the back of the game viewer giving tips and tuition on lighting, settings and composition. We also have a professional guide driving the game viewer. This means you have the chance to perfect your photographic skills during the photographic game drive.

Each photographer has their own swivel arm clamp and beanbag which is attached to the game viewer and in addition, an extra beanbag is provided to each photographer. This means your camera has stability during the photographic game drive so that you have the best chance of capturing some fabulous shots.

After a while the zebra caught the smell of the cheetah mum and cub and they started to chase them off, so we had a second chance to see mum and cub again. It was a real treat.

Cheetah cub posing beautifully for us

Cheetah cub posing beautifully for us

The lovely thing about a Photographic Game Drive is that you can spend time photographing things we often drive past. One client commented: “before I started my photography classes, I never found an oxpecker on an impala interesting, now I love to see it and can spend ages capturing the moment!”

Two very content species

Two very content species

After a while we moved on and were lucky to find a herd of elephants close by.

Lovely breeding herd of elephants

Lovely breeding herd of elephants

And then this fabulous lioness decided to move from the shade of the bushes and pose for us on the rocks in the open.

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A great opportunity to capture a lion in full view

In the end the posing got a bit too much for her so she decided to have a quick snooze. Something lions are very good at!

A tough day in the park!

A tough day in the park!

It was a great day of photography and sightings, so we had some very happy clients and having done an editing workshop with some of my clients from the Photographic Game Drive today, I can happily say that they also have some lovely photos to share!

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