It was my first time on safari, in Kruger NP, South Africa. I was sitting in an open jeep photographing a pride of lions and cubs. Suddenly a lioness came straight up to my side of the jeep, about 4 feet from my elbow resting on the door, which It seemed to me sensible to withdraw!
As the photograph shows, from which I sketched this picture, she was not happy! This buttock clenching clenching moment passed, with her staring at me for a while, giving a roar in my direction and turning away. I did not take the photo’ someone else in the jeep did. I was rigid, trying to pretend it wasn’t happening.
These cheeky birds are completely at home on African Buffalo. Seen here on the face and back of a dominant bull with his attendant cows, in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Just finished in oils, today. Taken from a photograph of a young male leopard I saw at Kruger National Park, South Africa.
I have to say that on safari, the cats are my favourites! I have many photographs taken with a long lens and hopefully, a steady hand, to get close up and personal with these wonderful creatures. This one was found, early one morning, while staying at Mala Mala, in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Saw this fellow waking up, one morning in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.
I took this photograph at Kruger National Park, South Africa. It was my first safari outing and the sudden presence of a lioness with her cubs, was amazing. Just after I took this pic. both other cubs joined in, jumping on top of their mother. I was so taken with the scene, I forgot my camera and didn’t capture it!
Seen at the Kruger National Park, South Africa and painted in oils. What a privilege to be able to see these beautiful animals in their natural surroundings. A memorable visit to Mala Mala when I took many photographs some of which are the basis of my paintings.