This month started on a high note when Londolozi Trainee Ranger Nick Kleer captured a sequence of images of an extraordinary tug-of-war that took place between a wildebeest, crocodile and hippo! More recently guest footage shows the happy outcome of a buffalo and lion attack that in an unusual twist sees the buffalo escaping thanks to the help of members of his herd that come to the rescue. The lions missed the kill but knowing their great hunting skills would not have gone hungry for long.
We’ve had great lion and leopard sightings which dominated our previous Month in Images. This time we’ve included a few other animals and unusual sightings to mix it up a bit.
Trevor captures the side of a buffalo using sidelight to emphasise the element of danger that the animal is reputed for. Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat
An opportunity that Simon has hoped for since he first start guiding at the reserve. It took exactly a year for him to find a cat at this exact spot at the end of day … the subject, composition and lighting say it all. Simon Smit
A thunderstorm created a great opportunity for our photographers to capture the phenomenal power of the storm as seen in this image. Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat
Raw and harsh, yet pristine. We catch a glimpse of the gorgeous Nanga female and her striking eyes. Sean Cresswell
The stallion leans in to be groomed by one of his mares. Sean Cresswell
A young hyena rests after suckling from its mother. Amy captures the young pup framed between its mother’s legs. Amy Attenborough
One of our most dramatic sightings of the month was when a tug of war broke out between a hippo, crocodile and wildebeest! Visit our blog to see more images of this incredible scene. Nick Kleer
The Mashaba Young female stares pensively. James Tyrrell
The layers of the sunset contrast with the silhouette of a lone giraffe. Simon Smit
The black backdrop of this image perfectly showoffs the golden hues of the lion in all its regality. Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat
Photography: Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat, James Tyrrell, Amy Attenborough, Sean Cresswell, Simon Smit, Nick Kleer.
We’d like to hear which of the above images you’d classify as your top five… Let us know in the comment section below.