I can happily report that October was another successful month for our photographers. It started with lions feasting on a young rhino bull to the recent sighting of lions and buffalos – the ultimate fight between these two iconic warriors of the African bush. Lucien shared his story of the Mhangheni and Tsalala lions, a battle between the two prides and Trevor and his guests were witness to the incredible birth of an elephant calf – a once in a lifetime sighting. Lucien ticked off another bucket list wish when he came across some curious lions and a rather unfortunate porcupine…
We feel that it is necessary to share some of the photographic highlights with you once again (they are just too good not to…) Scroll below and enjoy.
The tailless female and the rest of the Tsalala Pride move into the first light of the day; wilderness at their grasp. Sean Cresswell
Emulation. Mike Sutherland
A cloud of talcum powder-like dust envelops them. James Tyrrell
After the Mhangeni-Tsalala clash, two of the Majingilane move in to make sure things have calmed down. James Tyrrell
A marabou stork inspects us from atop its look out spot. Amy Attenborough
The pride watch the advance of the big buffalo bulls while one of the females attempts to asphyxiate the old cow. James Tyrrell
A beautiful African Scops owl in daylight hours. Mike Sutherland
The porcupine backs into an approaching lion – the quills make a distracting noise. Lucien Beaumont
An ambassador for his species. Don Heyneke
A very uniquely lit Mashaba female leaves her kill in order to rest further out on the branch with a full belly. As the sun approached the horizon, its bright beams were reflected off the Sand River next to us and up into the canopy of this Jackalberry. A natural lighting not often presented. Sean Cresswell
Choose three images from the above selection and tell us below which ones you’d classify as your three favourites in the comments below…
Photographed by: James Tyrrell, Don Heyneke, Sean Cresswell, Lucien Beaumont, Mike Sutherland and Amy Attenborough.