With a day being separated into two halves, a sunrise and a sunset game drive, the light always matters. While we were out on afternoon game drive aiming to track a leopard, clouds were gathering in what looked to become a huge storm.
Heading south from west, just 50 meters east of Derdeport main road was another game drive vehicle on a sighting, although it was driving towards our vehicle that was carrying five photographers with cameras and big lenses, ready to take pictures. He then pointed us where we might find something interesting.
Under a bushy tree a small pride of lions were resting. It was really hard to spot them but with most of game rangers in Madikwe game reserve always determined to give their visiting guests a good safari experience, it was a beautiful day.
It was very hard to photograph them while lazily lying in the shade, but with patience we waited till there was some action at last.
Looking like they were ready to hunt, they slowly one by one stood up under the tree and walked to an open area but again they began lying on the green grass and photographers were already photographing the majestic poses of yawning lions.
The three were seen earlier that day chasing a baby wildebeest but with no luck, it escaped the paws and sharp canine teeth of young lion males.
Named Kwena brothers (Meaning crocodile) ,these are two young males that always roam around the game reserve with one young female and which obviously are territorial. They have scars which portray the amount of trouble they have been involved in over the past years.
Kwena brothers and their sister were very playful and gave photographers that booked for a photographic game drive at Jaci’s tree lodge a fantastic time, it was a party Friday for everyone in the wild, it’s not always the same whereby in a game drive you get both the subject and the light correctly staged for a photograph, but mother nature had other plans.
It was love between the three of them and the two boys were play fighting just few meters away from the female and it was now getting dark, with the amount of light we had just few hours before our sun down drinks, a day was complete.