15, Last morning with the Moniko Pride – Africa live 2013

I awaken to one last final drive with Patrick and it feels empty in the vehicle without the company of David and Marilyn although it is good to stretch my legs in the back again after being up front.

We head out early in the rough direction of the calling Lions we heard last night from our tents and my manic searching with the torch revealed a split second glimpse of an eye! The colour and positioning in the grass screamed Lions to me and I directed Patrick in the general direction. We found the local Moniko Pride and 10 wonderful cubs!

Shortly thereafter the sun began to rise, albeit behind the curtain of thick cloud. The lighting was absolutely appalling but we were treated to a wonderful display from the Pride. I spent most of the morning up between ISO 1600 and 6400. The D3 held up well as usual and I managed to capture the sequence as best as I could..

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After some playtime, it was time for breakfast. Mum only has four teats so it was a real free for all, one mum begrudgingly puts up with. Sometimes!

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We headed over into the edges of the main reserve for one last time and were greeted with a sleepy lady with her boys…

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The light was still pretty bad so I mostly watched, taking a few shots for the blog!

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And on our way back, this littly guy was playing catch up to mum. The last shot I took!

 

Well that’s it for now folks!!!! I have much more to put up on the site, videos and time lapses but I need to get some business admin out of the way first which takes WAAAAY to long.

Thank you ever so much for following me with the blog and I hope you will continue to do so as I have much more coming for 2013! We have our Migration tour this September almost full, but with some places left and we are just nailing down the specifics of our 2014 tours which are shaping up nicely with some new one’s on the horizon too! You can subscribe to the newsletter here to keep in the loop!

Thanks again all!!!

Rich 🙂

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We also still have a few places left on our 2013 Great Migration Tour this September if you care to see all this for yourself, tutored by yours truly.

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