There is a chill gripping some of the mornings of late, a cooling air that softly whispers ‘winter’. The lack of consistent rains is slowly taking its toll and looking out onto distant hill tops the grass no longer glows green. I’m sure drops of water will descend upon us, sooner rather than later, and that we will once again feel the relief of the summer rains. The animals don’t seem as concerned and continue to take advantage of the flush of green produced early on in the wet season.
As we look to the heavens and hope, enjoy The Week in Pictures.
Two of the Majingilane males walk back to one of their brothers after investigating vultures finishing off the left overs of a wildebeest kill made by the Tsalala pride.
The overcast conditions have lent themselves to some beautiful soft, even light. I could photograph elephants all day but here is a moment spent with them, a young elephant trunk.
A lone marula towers above the sea of grass and other shrubs in the open areas in the south west of Londolozi.
Looking better than ever, the Dark Maned Majingilane.
An opportunity I have looked forward to since seeing the this spot on the reserve. It has taken a year for any of the cats to stand here at the end of a day…
A massive male nyala displays and makes all his hair stand on end to appear larger to try and intimidate another male just out of frame.
The stunning Mashaba young female, she has some of the longest whiskers around.
Harsh afternoon light and a stubborn wildebeest allowed for this black and white conversion. He was set on holding his ground as we shared the shade of a marula tree with him.
The delicate and dedicated work of one of thousands of weaver bird nests decorating the bush at the moment. The precision achieved using a bill and a foot is mind blowing.
Last night’s storm was all bark and no bite, we are desperate for a little more rain.
Which image catches your eye the most?
Written and photographed by Simon Smit