As 2019 comes to an end and we leap into 2020, we’d like to look back at Thomson Safaris’ most popular Instagram photographs of the year. All captured by safari-goers, these photos show that Thomson guests are pretty talented!
10. Lion crossing the road
Perhaps you’ve seen a cat, dog or even a turkey cross the road, but have you ever spotted a lion cross your path? Thomson guest Henry Huey has!
9. The curious serval
Native to Africa, the serval is a medium-sized cat, approximately 2 feet in length and 25 pounds. Known for being quick and curious, Victor Nemeth was fortunate to spot one.
8. Nyumba sunset
Captured by Thomson staffer Kendra at her Nyumba Camp in Tanzania, she describes her safari experience in “A Love Letter to Tanzania.”
7. Zebra in a sea of wildebeest
The zebra’s distinctive black and white stripes truly stand out in this photograph by Benj Wadsworth.
6. Lion King
The “king of the savannah” namesake holds true in this captivating photo by Lane Rushing.
5. The baobab tree
The baobab tree is an iconic fixture in Africa and creates a picturesque photograph, especially at sunset. Taken by Rick and Pam Frankle.
4. River crossing mayhem
Tens of thousands of wildebeest cross the Mara River at one time during the annual migration between Tanzania and Kenya, but sadly, not all make it across. Photo by Matthew Bennett.
3. The lines of an elephant
Snapped by Thomson guest and photographer Ed Ford, the elephant is the largest existing land animal (and perhaps the most photogenic, too).
2. Mara River migration
Thank you to Thomson guide Freddy for capturing this annual spectacle, the wildebeest river crossing, in Tanzania. Click through for the video.
1. Dik-dik adorableness
Earning first place is the adorable dik-dik, also snapped by photographer Ed Ford. Known for their wide eyes and petite features, the dik-dik is a kind of small antelope, typically weighing just 10 pounds. Fun fact: This photo by Ed Ford has been among the top liked Instagrams two years running!