The Prides, Leaps, Herds, Clans, Dazzles, Journeys, Crashes and Packs have made this week an unforgettable one. So much action and so much suspense. Tracking for hours, birding late into the morning and enjoying a cold dip in a plunge pool during what has become one of the hottest days this Summer. This week has seen the Mhangeni Pride kill a young Hippo, the Pack of Wild Dogs make Londolozi their base, with their 6 new pups, the Nanga female and her 1 remaining cub ever present, massive herds of Elephants roaming the river, a Young Male Leopard (The Torchwood male, named North of our property) still around and providing great game viewing, our oldest Leopardess surprised us with her presence, a new Hyena den with 1 small cub and incredible birding. What a week it has been! I hope you enjoy the pictures, a small sneak peek into our daily lives out here on Londolozi.
The Tamboti female leads her cub to a fresh kill. Looking out for danger as she approaches the carcass.
Soon these young Lions will be big and strong. The biggest Pride on Londolozi.
Beautiful afternoon lighting, backlit Impala ewe.
A black and white rhino portrait.
Amazing game viewing of the Wild Dog pack and their 6 pups, keep an eye out for a blog in the next few days.
A beautiful sighting of Zebra drinking.
The Mashaba female is now like a ghost. Pushing her territory further West into the heart of the territory of her late Mother, the Vomba Female.
A Mhangeni cub ascends a fallen Marula tree.
Many new borns around at the moment, this female Vervet Monkey, ever watchful for danger.
The Mashaba young female, alone, without her Mother. Trying times.
A Waterbuck cow in golden morning light.
Tamboti and her cub drink from a waterhole in the late afternoon.
The Ximpalapala young female.
The only Ostrich on Londolozi. A strange sight out here for many.
Watching his brothers play in the distance, this young cub takes time to awake after a cold morning.
A Giant Kingfisher and its Tilapia kill.
Mom and Daughter play times.
The ever elusive Vomba Young Male
A Little Bee-Eater perches awaiting a meal.
Written and Photographed by: Mike Sutherland