Lions finally captured on the night cam!
For many years we have positioned a remote camera in our camps in the wild at night, capturing all manner of African species large and small as they go about there nocturnal business.
However, as yet we have not had success with capturing any of the ‘big cats’. We have heard them close to our camps, and one night in the Maasai Mara even had a leopard scent marking our vehicle yet somehow they always seemed to evade the camera. That is until July of this year when we finally ‘struck gold’ in Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana.
Not only did we capture lion on the camera but we managed to capture three of them! Three adult male lions as they passed just metres from our comfy roof tent.
You can imagine the excitement in the ‘Skinner Camp’ that morning!
The three males we captured on the camera were the same coalition of males that we had been photographing that day, around 9 years old whom we heard roaring close by in the night. In the morning it was like all out Christmas’s had come at once……
Happy campers indeed!