It’s always been said that the best time to photograph wildlife is either in the early morning or late afternoon when the light is low and the shadows are less. This is totally true, but when you don’t see anything all morning and you are still driving around closer to mid day, your next best option is to hope for some clouds… I shot these photos of a male Lion on the side of the road while on our way to Skukuza from Satara camp. If it wasn’t for the clouds, the shot would have been terrible! There was a female close by but she was pretty much out of sight. They were definitely a mating pair and I’m quite sure if we were to have hung around for an hour or 2, there would have been many more shots to be had. I shot these with my Canon 400mm lens at F5.6.