Winter has most certainly arrived at Londolozi as guests gather on deck, wrapping gloved hands around a steaming cup of coffee. With the mist hanging low on the water of the Sand River and the hint of light on the horizon, the bush comes to life with the animals welcoming the warmth of the Sun’s first rays. This week has provided us with many opportunities to capture the pure beauty of Africa. I hope you enjoy this week in pictures.
A lioness of the Sparta pride soaking up the sun on a cold winters morning.
Canon 500d, F 2.8, 1/500, ISO 400
The female cheetah surveys the landscape for any potential prey from the top of a termite mound.
Canon 500d, F2.8, 1/4000, ISO 200
The Vomba young male stretches after an afternoon sleep before joining his mother at an impala kill.
Canon 500d, F 5.6, 1/200, ISO 400
A purple heron waits patiently for its next meal at Camp Dam.
Canon 500d, F3.5, 1/6000, ISO 400
One of the Majingilane Male lions on a Territorial patrol. We followed him throughout the morning while he roared and scent marked their boundary.
Canon 500d, F2.8, 1/1250, ISO 200
The two hyena pups off xidulu den site eagerly awaiting their mothers return.
Canon 500d, F5.6, 1/500, ISO 800
This baby rhino under the watchful eye of his mom confidently walked to within five meters of the vehicle.
Canon 500d, F2.8, 1/400, ISO 400
The old female still has it. We were fortunate enough to come across the Nottens female early one morning in perfect light. She may be old but still in great condition and definitely knows how to pose.
Canon 500d, F2.8, 1/500, ISO 400
Two of the females of the Tsalala pride managed to take down a fully grown male buffalo on their own on the banks of the Sand River.
Canon 500d, F3.5, 1/500, ISO 800
One of the Sparta pride cubs growling at a sibling for being disturbed while trying to catch a late afternoon sleep.
Canon 500d, F3.5, 1/800, ISO 400
A beautiful sunset over the African bushveld.
Canon 500d, F8, 1/4000, ISO 200
A Grey Heron waiting for an opportunity to catch a frog or small fish to come by.
Canon 500d, F2.8, 1/200, ISO 400
We were watching two yellow billed hornbills soaking up the morning sun when we suddenly heard the distant call of a Leopard. As we approached shingalana dam we came across Camp Pan out on one of his early morning patrols.
Canon 500d, F2.8, 1/400, ISO 400
This bold young elephant tried to intimidate us and once he realised it was not working went running back to the safety of his mother.
Cannon 500d, F2.8, 1/2000, ISO 200
We came around the corner to find this magnificent bull rhino who was marking his territory and defecating in one of his rhino middens, making it very clear that this area is occupied.
Canon500d, F3.5, 1/4000, ISO 400
Written and Photographed by Trevor McCall-Peat
Love all the new photos Trevor (and the captions)!
That fierce little elephant … what a great shot!!
Wonderful photos.. Always a pleasure to see Nottins female and Camp Pan male.. hope we are priveleged to have their company for a few more years. It looks like a beautiful time of year to photograph the bushveld.
thank you for sharing.
We were there for the first time one year ago exactly. I can’t tell you how much we appreciate the blog and, in particular, the week in pictures. Even though much time has passed, we still feel apart of londolozi and are hoping to make it back in the next few years.
The Week in Pictures #84 ………………. can’t see any picture, and only blue underlined links appear. No picture unfolds. Error 404 comes when individual link is clicked … says dude go to home.
We are terribly sorry about the blog going haywire on us yesterday! It is all back to normal so enjoy this Week in Pictures.
Love all the images Trevor expecially the one of the Majingilane Male and that adorable little
elephant so cheeky – thank you
Excellent pics Trev – SOOOOOO proud of you 😀
Wonderful photos . Even though it is only 3 months since we were there We would go back tomorrow.
Had a wonderful time and the pics here brought back the memories of a superb stay.
Oh and I thought my pc had a problem!! I was “devastated” when I couldn’t open my #84 as it makes my weekend so special & share with family & friends round the world, so thanks Kate for clearing up the blog!
The black n white of the cub is so precious with those splayed little toes. The ellie calf is really “terrifying” oh so cute. I could go on but they are all fantastic. Thanks Trevor