“Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” – Albert Einstein

Its nearing the end of a magical year at Londolozi, and with a whole host of rangers working on furthering their photographic skills out in the field, it’s getting harder and harder to find a slot in which to post some pics on the Blog.
It is an honour to work in a place that provides such happiness for all who visit and to be a part of an organisation that stays true to its name, Londolozi (protector of all living things) .

Enjoy this Week in Pictures…

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Blue summer skies and puffy white cumulus clouds add some extra vibrance to the background of this giraffe seeking shade under a marula tree.  . ISO 400, F3.2, 1/8000. 35mm 1.4 Sigma lens

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Vivid dark skies tell of an impending thunderstorm, and create a beautiful backdrop to this impala ewe grazing near the airstrip. ISO 640, F6.3, 1/1000. Sigma 150-600mm sport

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A martial eagle that had just killed an impala lamb. ISO 400, F6.3, 1/800

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A Mhangeni lioness walking very close to the vehicle, photographed with the Sigma 35mm 1.4 lens. I love the shallow depth of field one can achieve with the extremely wide aperture of this lens. ISO 400, F1.4, 1/2000

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The Dudley Riverbank 5:5 male. This was the first time I have ever seen him. Here he was finishing up the remains of a vervet monkey that he had just killed. He would later in the day kill three warthog piglets. Look at Monday’s blog on the “5:5 male and the Three Little Pigs”, from earlier this week for the full story. ISO 1250, F6.3, 1/200

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The Inyathini male trying to cool down on an extremely hot afternoon by lying up in the mud. ISO 1600, F6.3, 1/60.

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The majestic Mashaba female lying under a gardenia watching her cub playing in a thicket nearby. ISO 800, F6.3, 1/800

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One of the Majingilane males with the Ottawa pride and two of their three cubs. ISO 640, F5.6, 1/800

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One of my favourite leopards, the Mashaba young female, using a marula tree as a vantage point. ISO 640, F7.1, 1/500

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A large dazzle coming to a pan for a drink and providing beautiful contrasting colours. ISO 400, F6.3, 1/640

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It’s not often that you get to see a chameleon during the day. Shot with the 35mm Sigma close up. ISO 200, F2.5, 1/8000

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A close up of the Tamboti young female. ISO 640, F6.3, 1/320.

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My favourite image of the week. The Tamboti young female snarls at a hyena that was skulking past our vehicle. ISO 640, F5.6, 1/1000

Written and Photographed by Nick Kleer, Londolozi Ranger

 

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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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8 Comments

on The Week in Pictures #210
    Marinda Drake says:

    Stunning pics Nick. Love the close up shots. Good to see the Majingilane with the Ottowa pride.

    Jo says:

    Hi Nick, thank you indeed for the fantastic photos! Airstrip male looks really stunning. Great to see the Majingi, Mhangeni & the Othawa pride. BTW, are these lions being photoed in Singita or Londolozi? Never saw Othawa pride thus East before. It says Mhangeni has some new cubs. Hopefully they will reveal these creatures to the staffs of Londolozi!

    Ian Hall says:

    Super pictures

    Brian C says:

    Amazing! The leopard shots really stand out. The Tamboti Young female is snarling just like her mom.

    NCJen says:

    amazing…..color is spectacular

    steve-o says:

    So very nice to see an image of the Majingilane. I love them and have been saddened by their departure from Londoz. Long live the four lads.

    Jill Grady says:

    Fantastic photos Nick! It’s great to see the Majingilane looking strong and healthy. I also wondered if this was photographed on Londolozi? It’s good to see the Tamboti Young Female as feisty as ever, giving that Hyena a scolding for getting too close! Thanks Nick, for a great blog and for sharing your beautiful images.

    Wendy Hawkins says:

    Thanks Nick these pictures are all so beautiful, I just want to see more 🙂 Have a great weekend

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