Mashatu Game Reserve, in the southern corner of Botswana, is one of my top wildlife photographic destinations in Africa. The landscape is very diverse and produces a variety of habitats for a big diversity of fantastic creatures to photograph.
We were on our way to a leopard sighting late one afternoon, but couldn’t resist the temptation to stop and photograph a troop of chacma baboons that were foraging in the last of the afternoon sunlight.
I really love photographing into the light when the situation arises, producing backlit images. It creates a lovely moody atmosphere, especially if you can capture an animal with longer hair doing something interesting, just like this baboon that was scratching around in the dirt looking for anything edible.