It’s time to wrap up my 2021 South Africa trip photos with the third and final gallery: Big Cats. The first two parts—Birds and Wildlife & Scenery—were shared in recent weeks, and you can now see all the photos in the archive.
This gallery contains photos of the lions, leopards, and cheetahs we saw in the Greater Kruger and Kalahari during our trip. Though hardly my favorite cat, lions put on a nice show. We experienced two of my best lion encounters ever thanks to a bevy of cute cubs at MalaMala and Tswalu. Leopards provided many highlights too. We saw three hunts (two successful!), and had some memorable cub sightings, including the smallest leopard cub I’ve ever seen. Cheetahs proved to be elusive for most of the trip, but on one day at Tswalu, we saw four, and had a chance to follow a mother with twin cubs for a couple hours (she too hunted, though out of view).
You can jump straight to the new gallery of 134 photos in the archive. A short preview is below.
View the full South Africa 2021 Big Cats gallery (134 photos).
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