This past week we said goodbye to a great guide – Mike Sutherland. He is a phenomenal ranger and is probably one of the nicest guys I know. I must say he has been a great inspiration to me and to the rest of the Londolozi team.
Mike Sutherland I personally would like to say thank you. It has been a privilege to work with a man like yourself and I wish you good luck on your new journey.
With summer in full swing, vegetation is green, flowers are blossoming and there is a sense of excitement in the air…
The first impala lamb was seen by the Tracker Academy on the 4th of November on Shingi clearing and within the next week or two the woodlands kingfishers will be back in full force.
Summer is always a great time in the African bush. Full of new borns, the migrant birds are back and the contrasting colours of the natural vegetation is always a beautiful sight.
Enjoy this week in pictures….
After a night of unsuccessful hunting a hungry lioness of the Tsalala pride watches as vultures circle overhead.
The Tamboti female catches her breath after being chased by a herd of elephants during the afternoon heat.
A closeup of the striking painted reed frog.
The Piva young male seen in the east of Londolozi, confident and asserting his dominance.
This white-crowned lapwing was seen wading through the waters of the Sand River.
I used this image to experiment with post-processing and while this image was taken in the day, I managed to create the effect of a night scene.
Often confused with a yawn this male hippo is actually showing his dominance.
This young female cheetah amused us with her playful nature and her general excitement for life.
I like this image mostly because of its simplicity – a white sky and nothing to obscure our view.
I got some good macro shots of this little fella – the painted reed frog.
The Scar Nose Majingilane Male although still looking good, shows his past battle wounds.
The Goliath heron patiently awaiting an easy meal in the Sand River.
The Nanga young male shows up beautifully in this backlight.
There’s no better way to start your day than with a beautiful sunrise.
Written and Photographed by: Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat