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After the first of the summer rains have fallen we have had a constant reminder of the approaching wet season from ever present clouds. Condensation that promises life and a change for the better for the struggling herbivores that call this relentless piece of bush home. Clouds not only eventually offer relief to the bush but provide some incredible texture to the vast African sky. There are few better things around than watching colours develop and change with the sinking sun.
This week we also have a look at some of Don Heyneke’s images from the past week, a slightly less colourful approach but his preferred way of conveying the bush and animals he is so passionate about.
Enjoy our week in Pictures!
A scene that dominated most of the weeks viewing. The Piva young male exploding onto the scene and mating with the Tamboti female. Don Heyneke
Delicate beauty. A Helmeted Guineafowl feather. Don Heyneke
A thirsty Sparta lioness after taking down a buffalo cow. Simon Smit
Some of Africa’s most iconic textures. Don Heyneke
A protective couple of Egyptian Geese usher their youngsters to safety. Simon Smit
An ambassador for his species. Don Heyneke
Summer clouds with a quintessential silhouette. Simon Smit
The Tutlwa female steps through unfamiliar territory on the causeway. Simon Smit
A head of elephants float across the open areas that make up the south west of Londolozi. Simon Smit
Clouds offering texture throughout the day. Simon Smit
An elephant eye in a sea of grey. Simon Smit
The Marthly male, still a dominant force. Simon Smit
Simon boasts almost five years of guiding, two of them at Londolozi. His photographic work was already catching the eye of the team here for a long time before he joined the reserve, and he was asked to contribute to the blog literally ...