The beginning of a new year and we could not have asked for a better start.
The past week has been full of highlights, one being an animal that has eluded me my entire guiding career… a pangolin! Thank you to my friend and fellow ranger Simon Smit who alerted us to the scaly creature.
We have had a few blisteringly hot days but that has not slowed down the game viewing. This time of year is always a sight to be seen as the contrasting colours are simple yet ever so beautiful.
Happy New Year to all and enjoy this Week in Pictures….
A golden glow on a young hyena
Basking in sunlight on the Sand River
The busy body of a tree squirrel as it goes about its daily run
A rhino calf seen eating the dung of its mother. This is known as coprophagia – the consumption of feces.
The piercing eyes of the Mashaba Young Female. You can even see the reflection of the game vehicle in her eyes!
A handsome Styx male walks towards us
The Tamboti female showing off her natural beauty
A definite highlight of my guiding career… My first pangolin.
A tiny elephant calf wades into the Sand River. At this young age the elephant is still learning to use its trunk.
Young impalas have a great sense of energy and already at this age are highly alert to predators
The disruptive markings of a kudu
A lazy stare from a Tsalala lioness
This is the unknown 4:4 male seen in the central and western section of Londolozi. Any ideas or guesses as to who he could be? Share with us in the comments below.
Which picture do you find the most striking?
Written and Photographed by: Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat