The impala lambing season is in full swing as the green bursts of summer transform the bush into a thriving wilderness. The unfortunate young impala are being devoured quicker than they can run and are providing some unreal predator viewing. Still they keep appearing though and melting hearts around every corner. Small groups can be seen within the large herds running around developing the muscles necessary to stay ahead of the predators in the ruthless world they were born into. The lambs that were born at the beginning of the season are into their first month and are showing some serious signs of early growth. We will keep track of their constant development but for now enjoy the week in pictures!
Forcing his way into the south eastern reaches of Londolozi, looking to claim a territory of his own. The powerful piva young male and the ageing dudley riverbank female.
A fiery sunset over the Sand river.
The one and only ostrich in the area. The lonely female came in for a very close look yesterday afternoon.
Quenching their thirst after finishing off a wildebeest, the Tsalala pride left little for the scavengers.
Two young impala rams under some summer cloud.
Incredible bursts of colour.
The tamboti female capitalising on the influx of new born impala.
Eager for their mothers to return a group of young hyena huddle together on a cool summers evening.
The gowrie male on patrol, his domination of the north continues. Notice his unmistakeable orange eyes.
An inquisitive young elephant bull sniffs the air as the wind swirls.
Putting on an impressive show.
Written and photographed by Simon Smit