To say it was an exciting week would be an understatement. This week was filled with amazing interaction and incredible surprises. We witnessed male lions emerge from the mist after an absence of more than a week, a pair of hippo bulls fighting tirelessly for a suitable winter waterhole, the Tsalala pride were seen killing a kudu from Tree Camp deck, a cheetah kill, mating leopards, elephants crossing the Sand River and huge herds of buffalo, 1000 strong. It was a week I would have been sad to have missed, and fortunately there are some images to fill you in, in case you did miss it. Enjoy The Week in Pictures.
Three of the Majingilane males make an approach into Sunrise crossing on Marthly.
Never be too cautious around a hippo, this male showed us his size and intimidating posture forcing us to retreat from the waterhole.
The Gowrie male leopard seen late one evening courting the Tutlwa female. Exciting times ahead for this male, who is pushing further into Marthly each day.
A beautiful sunset with this magnificent male waterbuck.
The rays run through. A buffalo in a combretum thicket backlit by the sun in a cloud of dust.
A battle for glory and pride between two hippo bulls. This kept us entertained for over an hour, filling up our memory cards.
A Tsalala lioness in the Sand River after a large meal.
Big skies and silhouettes.
Morning chill and rising sun.
The ever beautiful Tamboti Young Female poses, proudly independent.
A low angle of a young Tsalala cub, now growing up strong and healthy.
A hyena lurks in the grasslands waiting any potential meal.
To finish off an amazing week, a silhouette of a female cheetah with the rising sun this morning.
Written and Photographed by: Mike Sutherland