June Safari Update – Day 6
June 6, 2014
Having weathered two days of rain and two nights of heavy storms, the weather gave us a wonderful break today. Departing the camp, it was a wonderful sunrise with wildebeests everywhere. As we made our way to the Ikoma Gate, the animals were on the move to the areas that were freshly burnt (controlled burning) in hunt of fresh green growth that the rains will bring.
The clouds were simply incredible as we drove toward the central Serengeti. I borrowed an IR camera from Jeff and took a few landscapes along the way. Our treats today included more lions, another Cheetah, and on the way back to camp, two of the rigs photographed a number of lions with 12 cubs, all out in the open playing and having a great time. At this point, we have given up counting our cat sightings - too many to count.
I returned back to camp early so Jeff and I could use the drone to do some camp fly-bys and some overhead wildebeest shots for use in a future movie. More to follow on this effort, so keep an eye out.
Tomorrow it is a bit of a road trip as we head to the Ngorongoro Crater.
Canon EOS 50D (converted to IR), 24mm, ISO 400, 1/800 at f/8.0
Cheers and happy photo’ing
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