Our Top 12 Photos of 2020
Why stop at just the top 10? These photos and videos (all taken by Thomson guests!) received so much love on our Instagram this year, we want to look back at the dozen that dominated!
12. Rover under the Rainbow
Can you imagine what kind of wildlife treasuring is waiting at the end of this rainbow?! If you want to catch magical shots like this on safari, make sure you pack your camera bag well!
11. Heather Conquers Kili
When Thomson guest Heather G. took this photo on Kili four years ago, she had no idea she’d go on to compete in The World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji. If you haven’t already, read her incredible story here!
10. Mom and her Cub
It’s a great day on safari when you can capture the love between a lioness and her tiny cub. Did you know Thomson Safaris actually guarantees a lion sighting on every safari?
9. Top of the World
Those perfect blue skies, crisp white snows and smiling happy faces… Who wouldn’t want to escape to the Roof of Africa right about now?!
8. Wildebeest in Action
There’s a reason they call the Great Migration the greatest show on earth! We’re endlessly fascinated by all the different images our guests capture of this exciting spectacle.
7. Female Strength
Have you ever seen a lioness look so majestic and intimidating? Thanks to a bit of extra time in quarantine, this photo got some editing work to make it even more striking.
6. Exuberant Porters
We never get tired of singing the praises of our porters, just as these porters are singing for their trekkers! They work harder than anyone else on the mountain and deserve all our appreciation.
5. Up Close and Personal
We love how much this elephant towers over this safari group! Elephant encounters are our favorite, like some Paul Joynson-Hicks had while shooting “Serengeti Safari: One Day at a Time“.
4. Zebra Butts
Who knew zebra butts could be this photogenic? And if you’re a fan of cute things that come in twos, make sure you check out these other precious pairs.
3. Climbing Kili From Home
This video is the climax of our “Climb Kili From Home” series. Thomson guests Judith and Stephanie climbed in September 2019 and vlogged their whole journey to share with us!
2. Sleepy Leopard
Oh to be as happy as a leopard snoozing in a tree! Did you mistake him for a cheetah at first glance? Better brush up on ways to tell them apart!
1. Giraffe on the Move
We’re glad our guests are as intrigued by the way giraffes run as we are! Whether by rover or on foot, there are plenty of ways you can observe these lovable creatures on safari!