The big five are traditionally the five most dangerous animals in Africa to hunt. It is also a sign of a good safari trip if you are lucky enough to see them all. As much as I enjoy capturing wild animals in situations which make them look particularly dangerous, it can be just as fun photographing them at their most passive and vulnerable moments.
|A large male lion asleep a-top some rocks in the Serengeti under the watchful eye of a lizard. |
The lizard was carefully capturing the flies that were landing on the lion's noise, hiding behind the rock
whenever the lion opened his eyes.
|A few week old baby elephant following the herd across a track in the Serengeti.|
|A 5 month old leopard cub looking for his mother through the grass in|
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
|A Cape buffalo taking a mud-bath in the Ngorongoro Crater.|