Growing up in South Africa I have seen way, way, way too many wildlife pictures. I detest them. One lion picture looks like them all. Dry grass and lion. Dry grass and bush pig. Muddy buffalo stares you down. Spots in tree equals Leopard. I yawn before I’ve even open a wildlife calendar. Because of my attitude I’ve probably missed quite a few good shots in the past few years.
So when I had this wildlife image arrive straight in my inbox with the title “why I love South Africa” I wanted to know who this patient photographer was who had captured our Nations dream in one shot. Different colours going about their daily needs together.
I did not think my little post would of found the photographer to this image but it did. Meet Chad Cocking – an amateur photographer. He’ll keep you updated daily on the Motswari Private Game reserve sightings blog. Chad is a game ranger photographing what seems to be more his friends than just wildlife. I think thats his secret to capturing his images.
I love this last image just because of the look on the leopard’s face – like an innocently inquisitive domestic cat that it’s not.