Tim in the wild:
I got the shot... I GOT THE FREAKIN’ SHOT!
It took two nights of pushing my luck with ambient lighting; waiting until the very last minute before legally being required to be off the park roads and three 5.30am wake-ups to be the first one out the gate.
I was starting to give up on even catching a glimpse of the one animal that I've wanted to take a photo of.
"Ya win some, ya lose some," I was telling myself.
At 6.40am, on a dirt road 15km east of Pretoriuskop Rest Camp, a dark shadow in a tree caught my eye.
It was just us, in the middle of nowhere. For just a moment, we looked each other in the eyes, acknowledging our presence.
As quickly as it unfolded, he got out of the tree and strutted into the brush.
I GOT THE SHOT!
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