This is the first wildlife picture I took yesterday evening from my new Suzuki Jimny. I will call this small but rugged 4×4 the ‘Little Mamba’ and I will will use it when doing wildlife photo work by myself (all over South Africa).
My ‘Green Mamba’ (a specially converted 2002 Land Rover Defender) will still be used for photo safaris with guests on Thanda Safari and also from time to time on Pakamisa.
As a wildlife photographer most of my subjects present themselves at daylight or in the crepuscular hours and the night is therefore not my favorite photo time.
But as a field guide I enjoy the reaction of my guests to the excitement of a night drive under the African star-light sky with sightings of Owls, Nightjars, Thick-knees, Coursers and other non-feathered night creatures.
This is the Zulu word for a male Lion but it also means King . After the recent death of their King and their Queen Regent all my Zulu friends and colleagues are looking forward to the appointment of their new Ingonyama!
I took this short video last night at Thanda Safari.