The week in pictures is a post that I have been looking forward to sharing. Now that James is on leave, I have been given the privilege of sharing some of my weeks pictures with you all.
The bush is about colour, it is about vibrance, sunlight, morning light and clarity. Yet there is something about the unknown that fascinates me. What would the world be like without the luxury of light and colour. Where would our focus lie and how would our daily lives unfold. For this reason, out of pure curiosity and a love for Black and White photography, the contrasts we can create and the drama we can explore in this unknown world, I have decided to do this week in pictures completely in Black and white. It is a strange way to see the world yet, hopefully it will allow us to appreciate the colours we take for granted each day.
The Majingilane approach with power and dominance.
The face of a Sparta lioness, pondering her next move as she and her pride hunt a large herd of Buffalo.
A young male Lion leads the way for his siblings.
The Camp Pan male doubled in his reflection as he drinks from Rhino dam.
The Mashaba female in the fork of a Marula tree.
The Mashaba female lies on a termite mound for this interesting shot.
High up in the branches of a winter beaten Marula tree. Contrasts in the clouds and busy with the branches.
One of the most thrilling sightings a guest can ever have, following a pack of African Wild Dogs.
The perfect candidate for black and white photography.
A Zebra foal. Always close, connected to its mother.
Elephant on the plains, with swallows dancing around their ears.
Gentle, silent and overwhelming. The African Elephant
Tusks and Trunk in Black and white.
The detail in the skin and tusks are captured perfectly in this portrait.
The resident male Cheetah allowed some great opportunities this week. Here he is alerted to the presence of some unknown threat in the area.
The open areas provide perfect habitat for the resident Cheetah on Londolozi. Also some great photographic opportunities with all the skeletons of dead Knobthorns and Marulas.
One of my favourites in black and white, this Cheetah posed perfectly at the base of this Knobthorn.
Written and Photographed by: Mike Sutherland