Audley client, David Plumb, visited Botswana with us last November, staying at Nxabega Camp in the Okavango Delta. During his visit he took a photograph of a leopard which subsequently won first prize in Canon EOS Magazine. His prize was a very nice, and very expensive, Canon lens.
This was my fourth safari in Africa – previous safaris had only given me one leopard sighting, resulting in a grab shot of a leopard crossing our path. Nxabega was the second camp on our safari in the Okavango Delta – the previous camp provided three excellent leopard sightings, but what I really wanted was a classic shot of a leopard in a tree observing potential prey. I live close to Marwell Wildlife, a zoological park which specialises in endangered species and I have spent many years photographing animals in the collection there. However, nothing beats the real thing of photographing animals in the wild, particularly big cats at close range.
Well done David!
Don’t forget, you can still enter our photography competition and the overall winner will win a safari for two in Botswana. There are already lots of great photos in the current theme, landscapes, but other upcoming subjects include people and travel icons.
See David’s winning photograph at www.eos-magazine.com/competition.html