The early morning chill has arrived and the animals are staying active for longer which has produced some amazing sightings in the last week. There has been some interesting lion movement with territory shifts while the Majingilane males have been making their rounds between the prides. The two sub-adult cheetah have also made an appearance and we had an incredible sighting of them interacting with two hyena.
We have been visited by Dudley Riverbank Female as she becomes more nomadic in her old age and the poor leopard took quite a beating from the Tamboti female who chased her up a tree while her daughter watched from the safety of a distant marula tree. One of my favourite sightings this week was watching the Tsalala pride cubs as they inspected circling vultures above them. Im really pleased with how the black and white cub shot came out but I’d love to hear which ones are your favourites!
Enjoy the week in pictures!
The young Dudley Riverbank female enjoys a safe vantage point
Dudley Riverbank female licks her wounds after fighting with Tamboti female
Two Tsalala lionesses return to the rest of the pride after an unsuccessful hunt
A Tsalala lioness attempts to sneak up on an impala while the inquisitive cubs trail behind
A garden orb spider with her morning meal
Aposematic colouration in morning light
Termite activity leaves beautiful textures on a dead tree
Termites leave these interesting markings after feeding under the bark of trees
A young hyena lies outside the den site
A powerful force
One of the Majingilane males walks through the river bed while two Tsalala cubs beg for attention
Early morning bath ritual
Marthly male stares intently at two fighting impala and tries to make an approach
A rhino bull casually feeds along while starlings flash their iridescent colour as they take off
Young playful elephant enjoy each others company
Sandros and his guests enjoying a spectacular cheetah sighting
The young male cheetah gives off a warning hiss at two approaching hyena
Hyena often trail behind cheetah and leopards in the hopes of stealing a free meal
Young elephant take a long time to gain control of their trunks. This little one is practising with a marula branch!
Mom gives the Munghen cubs a lesson in tree climbing
A young Munghen cub enjoys resting up in the river bed
Mashaba female strides secretively back to her densite
Which one of these images stands out for you? Share your thoughts below.
Photographed by Andrea Campbell