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cycle highlights july-august 2013

by Sabi Sabi on October 8, 2013

Every now and again a cycle goes by so fast you almost feel hard done by when leaving the property. This was one of those cycles, an absolute blur of big cats, an untimely rain, big grey Big-5ers and everything in between. I looked back on the cycle and my photo library and sometimes had to really think about some of the sightings and the sequence of events. After sifting through one or two photos here are the highlights from my cycle.

zebra at sabi sabi private game reserve

kudu while on safari at Sabi Sabi Luxury Safari Lodges

Sabi Sabi morning light

cheetah at sabi sabi private game reserve while on safari

elephants while on safari at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

An exciting few days with the beautiful Skukuza males coming through Sabi Sabi; got some serious business done and then moved on. I wouldn’t mind seeing these nomads again in the near future.

lion while on safari at Sabi Sabi

lilac-breasted roller

Just a little fun with the stars, the African night sky is something special.

stargazing at sabi sabi

One of my most memorable lion sightings, they are all special but this one will definitely stick with me as vivid as the day itself.

lion on a kill at Sabi Sabi Luxury Safari Lodges

lion on a kill at Sabi Sabi Luxury Safari Lodges

lions on a kill at Sabi Sabi Luxury Safari Lodges

elephant stares at Sabi Sabi

In my opinion, one of the better looking male lions around, Solo. I do think he has some commitment issues though.

male lion at sabi sabi luxury safari lodges

baby elephant at Sabi Sabi Luxury Safari Lodges

giraffe at Sabi Sabi Luxury Safari Lodges

Great to have the Southern Pride cubs around, these little lions put a massive smile on my face when I saw them for the first time and managed to get this shot. Playing on the banks of the Sabie River with not a care in the world as the rest of the pride rests and keeps one eye open.

lion cubs at sabi sabi private game reserve

buffalo at Sabi Sabi

leopard in a tree at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve while on safari

sunset at sabi sabi private game reserve

BY: SIMON SMIT (BUSH LODGE RANGER)

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wendy hawkins October 8, 2013 at 6:21 pm

That was a stunning “cycle”! How how long do we have to wait for the next one?? Thanks Simon

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shirley October 9, 2013 at 10:02 am

Really nice Photos. Wow!

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