Some shots you never forget how they were made. The night before we had been chasing 2 lions who we had heard chuffing in the area and found one casually walking along the road, lit only by the headlights of our car. At the time I have to admit I was pretty anxious because anyone who has sat in a safari jeep knows, you’re pretty open to just about any attack if an animal decides you’re not welcome. But it was our last night at the lodge and the lion conservation project had spotted the lions deeper in the park earlier in the day so we were reassured that they weren’t in the neighbourhood. I had it in my mind that we could shoot the lodge under the stars with the watering hole in the foreground illuminated by the moon. So we jumped in the jeep and headed out only to find a herd of 200 buffalo chilling out, grabbing a drink and kicking up a dust storm all around the hole. Thankfully Brian our guide was also as keen to get a shot as we were so moved us a bit further down the valley where I could sit in the bush without fear of being stampeded and create this set up with @gijs_hardeman on the roof. And they’re I sat, on the floor in the middle of the bush, under a blanket of stars and the Milky Way, happily shooting away for an hour (forced to stop by Gijs falling asleep). I’ll never forget making this and never fail to appreciate the beauty of the night.