Slow Down and Enjoy

Sometimes it’s better to just sit and wait.

A few days ago we drove around in the South.  Great scenery but pretty quiet from a game point of view.  Stopped in at Tau Dam and yeah… pretty quiet.   We sat and watched as the sun set over the dam and suddenly there they were.

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Spotted Hyena and Elephant at Tau Dam

A Spotted Hyena and Elephant bull arrived pretty much at the same time.  They slowly circled the water, had their respective drinks and moved on.  Great sighting and just goes to show that sometimes you just have to slow down, sit and wait.  The whole ‘stop-look-at-the-animal-take-a-picture-right-let’s-move-on’ approach only makes for a rushed game viewing experience.  Slow down.  Enjoy the experience.  You never know what could happen.

Incidentally, the above image was shot with a 50mm f/1.8 lens.  It was already pretty dark when I shot the above image but this lens just ‘eats’ light.  The f/1.8 lens has added a whole new low light shooting ability to my camera bag and gives me the opportunity to shoot just that little later into the evenings.

More soon…

Gerry, Adele and the Nkurru Team