I was fortunate enough to spend a day in the creative hub with a wonderful honeymoon couple about a week ago. With the intention of a quick editing and printing session, they walked away after about three hours having shared, edited and printed some of the below photographs. Mayank was using a Canon 5D Mach III, 28-70mm and 100-400mm (which was rented from Londolozi) while out on safari. When generously offering the other guests on their vehicle the front row, the reply was that they had the best photographic equipment so as long as they shared their images they got the best seat in the house! Here are some of the best:
Mayank and Nehal were blown away by Trevor and Like’s ability as ranger and tracker so thoughtfully printed out this picture for each one of them to give as a gift on their departure.
The Grey Heron chicks at Vomba dam have lost most of their scraggly looking feathers and are transforming into beautiful birds.
With all the water around at the moment the elephants are incredibly spread out and are fairly difficult to come by as their is enough water around for them and they are not spending as much time down in the river.
The antelope are in abundance and this is a wonderful scene to portray that with a waterbuck in the foreground, impalas grazing in the background and even some warthog piglets grazing away.
Mayank getting creative with some macro photography. Some water droplets seen here on a blade of grass.
Summer sunsets over the lowveld!
A cheeky young buffalo!
Even though the Nanga females cub is not yet old enough to be independent, she still needs to reassure the Gowrie male that he is in with a chance. Although he is the father of the cub, a female leopard does what she has to in order to keep her cub safe.
Doing what lions do best- having a lazy day!
This Nyala bull was incredibly inquisitive and came right up to the window at the Granite Suites.
One of the highlights of their safari, the Tutones male walking his territory and keeping an eye out for an easy meal!
This year I have noticed a lot more white stalks than usual. After chatting to some of the rangers I found out that apparently the last time there were this many was in 2009. Does anyone know a possible reason why?
Written by Kate Neill
Photographed by Goel Mayank