Finding Sekoti

Local pride: Sekoti PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Local pride: Sekoti PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

Together with BW’s Finest - team of wildlife photographers, Mmegi’s intrepid photojournalist, THALEFANG CHARLES, heads back to Savuti on yet another mission to search for a lion called Sekoti.  The team gets a pleasant surprise to find Sekoti’s uncle Torn Nose in rare mating session, before Sekoti steals the girl

Sekoti – the lion king from Savuti who has become a social media sensation – has been elusive for me. I had failed to find this lion on my past three attempts and last week the anxiety from the memories of failures all came back as I returned to Savuti. I was part of an expedition team of young talented photographers who have contributed and funded their own trip to Savuti to search for Sekoti.

It was the Chobe Collective duo, Karabo Moilwa and Joe Misika based in Kasane, Kevin Groth of Two67 Shooter, Brains Monekwe of Brains Bond Wildlife Photography, Mabedi Letsholo of MabediLets Photography, Oteng Lekgowe of Oteng Lekgowe Photography and Isaac Lesole of Lesole Isaac Wildlife Photography. All these are young talented black local photographers who want to break into the foreign-dominated wildlife photography. They dubbed themselves BW’s Finest.

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