This week was unbelievable. Myself and Simon Smit, the newest Ranger in the team both drove Private Photographic safaris this week and we thought it would be great to see what sort of images we could gather from the time we spent in the bush. We made it our mission this week to push the boundaries and deliver some great images for the week in pictures. We spent countless hours together in sightings, waiting patiently for animals to move and for action to happen, the lighting to be right and to capture the essence of our time with our photographic guests. So after many hours in the bush, behind the camera, many hours of post processing, editing, selecting, rejecting, composing, adding and removing, counting, recounting and as digital has it, deleting many images, we have put together a collection of 26 images from both our weeks and combined them. This is the result of a Private Photographic experience on Londolozi. It is with much excitement that myself and Simon share these with you. Enjoy the week in pictures!!!
Sunrise from Ximpalapala Koppie. Mike Sutherland
Day breaks through the clouds from Ximpalapala koppie. Simon Smit
Landscapes and clouds in the north. Mike Sutherland
The display of a Bateleur Eagle. Mike Sutherland
Many hours spent with a pack of Wild Dogs. Mike Sutherland
A Wild Dog puppy investigating a mud wallow. Simon Smit
The Cheetah are back and offering some great viewing. Simon Smit
An amazing sighting of the rare Cape Vulture. Simon Smit
A Bateleur Eagle in flight. Mike Sutherland
An amazing sunset in the Manyelethi. Mike Sutherland
Some night photography for good measure. Mike Sutherland
Late nights were spent playing with various images, settings, lighting and conditions. Simon Smit
The morning spent with the Vomba young male in amazing light. Simon Smit
The cavalry lined up watching a female Leopard pass by. Simon Smit
A beautiful Elephant bull with a full moon in the sky. Simon Smit
Different angles of this Elephant bull. Mike Sutherland
A calm and collected tailless Tsalala female. Simon Smit
A Tsalala pride cub in a Jackalberry Tree. Mike Sutherland
A beautiful Buffalo cow. Mike Sutherland
Herd life. Buffalo moving in the masses in the open areas. Simon Smit
Watching Tree Agama’s hatch from the sand in the Maxabeni river was a true highlight. Simon Smit
One of the weeks favourites. Camp Pan Male in backlight. Simon Smit
A deathly stare. Unknown thoughts. Simon Smit
The cub of the Nanga Female, growing up quickly. Mike Sutherland
The Nanga female rests on a large branch of a Marula tree. Simon Smit
The Nanga Young Male shows his playful side in this Marula tree. Mike Sutherland
Photographed by: Mike Sutherland and Simon Smit
How beautiful! My favourite are Herd Life and the Landscapes (from the Kopje). Thank you both!
So excited to see such excellent photos of the Nanga female and cub! They are both beautiful….happy memories!!
Such beautiful images!
Mike–I had to wipe the tears from my eyes while gazing at the magnificent Bateleur. The other pictures are equally moving. Thank you so much for sharing your excellent work.
The crocodile photo is amazing.. You can almost see a landscape in his eye!
Thank you for sharing.. There are some wonderful shots here.
I am constantly amazed by the photography on this site. Great job.
Thank you Gentlemen! Amazing shots . . . . really, really good.
I cannot wait for my private photographic safari in 88 days!!! I have so much I want to learn!
Beautiful photos, you both had a wonderful week out there. Love see the photos every week.
I’ve never seen anything quite like the display of the Bateleur captured in a photo before! This week’s series is very artistic.
Absolutely beautiful photographs Mike and Simon! I couldn’t pick a favourite…they are all so fantastic! I’m also really happy to see that the Nanga female’s cub is thriving and looking so well. Congratulations Simon, on getting the best job on the planet and being able to live among such beauty each and every day!
Hi Simon. Very good images. You seem to be having a wonderful time. I will try to be there soon for a private photo trip. Look forward to more!
Great photos as usual Mike. Good to have you on the team Simon, well done.
Great set of shots guys. And well done on picking the Cape Vulture out of the crowd!
Incredible pictures guys. Particularly love the Bateleur in flight Mike, and from Simon – the Londolozi movers at night!
Amazing photos, thank you for sharing!
“A deathly stare”……wonderful!
Wild dog puppy, displaying bataleur and Camp Pan…wonderful shots, guys!
Superb once again Suthers!!!
Likewise for Simon, keep them coming!
PHOTOS ARE UNBELIEVABLE —WELL DONE MIKE AND SIMON