No sooner had the last car left for the other side where she had been for a couple of minutes, than a scuffle at the top of the dune brought our cameras up clicking before we even realised what we were photographing. The chase was over in a matter of seconds, and it was only checking through our photographs while the hunter was resting with her kill that we realised exactly what it was she had killed: an African wild cat.
There was no time to consider the rarity of the sighting before she was up and heading back over the ridge again. Whipping round to the top road and past the other cars, Villiers managed to catch one final shot of our subject, her wildcat kill swinging limply from her mouth.
Photographing a leopard in the wild is pretty spectacular, and photographing a leopard in the wild in the Kalahari even more so, but photographing a leopard killing a wild cat in the Kalahari has planted itself at the top of our best sightings list for the foreseeable future.