As I sit here and ponder my words, I feel a calm pass over me. My senses are in tune to the wilderness, I listen, I smell, I see. I see deeper than I ever did before. I feel a place not many get to touch. With their eyes, or their heart. This feeling awakens me, it drives me and it engulfs me. I feel pride, and I understand the privilege of my time in this place. Words are hard to come by when trying to explain this feeling and so I try to do it from behind my lens. I hope you understand the feeling. Enjoy the week in pictures.
A young hyena cub, with deep, curious eyes.
A mother and her calf walk gently through a clearing to a well sought after waterhole.
The Mashaba female. Dominant, beautiful and proud.
With the setting sun reflecting off the Sand River, the Mashaba female poses gracefully. Such lighting I have not experienced before.
It is very rare to capture an image of a buffalo with big open skies.
A true highlight of the past few days. Finding the Tsalala pride on a crocodile they killed.
A young Tsalala cub. Now beginning to fill its role within the pride.
The Marthly Male, patrols his now shrinking territory.
A Dwarf Mongoose. Patiently guards his family from any lurking danger.
The Nanga female in the Manyelethi riverbed.
Some of the last moments spent with the wild dog pack who have now shifted their den site off Londolozi.
Contrasts of the Manyelethi.
The Vomba young male, enjoying the last few golden glimmers of winter mornings.
The Tamboti female has a stare off with a lurking hyena.
A Brown Snake Eagle in full display.
Written and Photographed by: Mike Sutherland