Members of a Southern Ground Hornbill family group take on different roles in order to raise chicks. Family members also must cooperate to defend territory or risk young members being kidnapped by rival hornbill groups.
My favorite moments while on safari are not the perfect photos, but the times when we get to be special observers into the lives of wildlife or see something completely unexpected.
A safari is an adventure and like all adventures it is full of stories and special moments.
Great photographs enhance and help tell the story. This post is a menu to what I feel are my best Safari Photo Stories
If you go on a safari, you will return with hundreds of stories from the wild: predator vs prey, survival, and cooperation among wildlife.
My two May 2017 safaris were filled with special wildlife encounters, good weather, good company with some really terrific guests. I have presented below what I felt were themes present in each safari that made it special.
We had many wonderful leopard moments over the course of our September safari groups. This evening game drive was especially nice: we tracked a male leopard named Tingana while he went on his early evening rounds
Elephants can be very entertaining and display many personality traits. We were thrilled to spend some time with an elephant family at a mudbath.
Vultures have a specific job to do but to do it right takes specialization. Species of vulture have evolved to specialize in the many jobs needed to process down a carcass. Each vulture species has a different set of tools for different jobs.
When lions make a kill, many species show up for dinner invited or not. Each has an order and rank and they patiently wait their turn because not many are brave enough to take on a lion who is still eating.
During my guided photo safari we have some very special encounters with young animals of all species