“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you”. – Frank Lloyd Wright

The impala rut continues and the Leopards of Londolozi have been taking full advantage of this, with the Nkoveni and Mashaba females as well as the 4:4 male all being found on impala ram kills in the last 24 hours. The quiet showing of other individuals in the last two days leads us to suspect that a number of the other individuals will also be secreting kills in thickets and drainage lines and have not been moving around as much. The selection of images below should give you a good idea of what these cats have been up to in the last week or so though.

Enjoy this Week in Pictures…


Impalas fighting for dominance. ISO 1000, F4.5, 1/6400.


The Nanga female approaching the Anderson male. ISO 800, F4.0, 1/2000.


The Nanga female presenting herself to the Anderson male. ISO 800, F4.0, 1/1600.


The Anderson male steering clear of the Nanga female’s claws. ISO 800, F4.0, 1/2000.


The Anderson male surveying his territory from a marula tree. ISO 640, F4.5, 1/1000.


The darker maned Matimba male lion close up. ISO 400, F4.5, 1/200.


The Tsalala cubs testing their mother’s patience. ISO 640, F4.5, 1/1000.


A Tsalala cub practises its grooming techniques. ISO 800, F4.5, 1/1600.


A Matimba male lion awakening in the late afternoon. ISO 400, F3.5, 1/6400.


A young hyena explores the area around the clan’s den. ISO 1250, F3.5, 1/1600.


The Mashaba female with the full moon rising behind her. ISO 2000, F5.0, 1/100.


ISO 2000, F5.0, 1/100.


The Mashaba female and her daughter resting in the warm early morning sunlight. ISO 640, F4.5, 1/2000.


The Mashaba young female entertained us by playing up in a tree. ISO 800, F3.5, 1/1000.


A breeding herd of elephants move swiftly towards a water hole for an evening drink. ISO 800. F2.8, 1/10000.

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Nick Kleer

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Nick joined the Londolozi team from Thornybush Game Reserve, and immediately began revealing his photographic potential, especially in the passion with which he pursued knowledge. An almost fanatical approach to improving his photography has seen him gain a rapid understanding of all the ...

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on The Week in Pictures #233
    Jan-Erik Rottinghuis says:

    Totally amazing pics….all of them (but the “moon shots” are my favorites!). Well done and greatly appreciated.πŸ˜€

    Al says:

    The mashaba female with the moon backdrop is extraordinary!!

    Kim Beasley says:

    Amazing photos!! Very intersting and beautiful.

    Sue Christian Bell says:

    Just beautiful, thank you for sharing.

    MJ says:

    As always, an amazing compilation of photos! Thank you Nick and Londolozi!

    Jill Larone says:

    Stunning images Nick! They’re all fantastic but my favourites are the Hyena pup, the Tsalala cubs with Mom, and the two shots of the Mashaba female with the moon behind her. Thank you for sharing!

    Mary Moy says:


    Sue Prince says:

    Great pics Nick, the Anderson male looks like a huge leopard, we always thought Camp pan was big but he looks even bigger…..

    Virginia says:

    Just breathtaking.. Amazing photography

    Wendy Hawkins says:

    Wow these are just awesome! Thanks Nick

    Adam says:

    How on earth did you get the moon leopard photo? well done!! very nice.

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