It is always exciting coming back from leave. I always find myself thinking about what has been happening in this beautiful paradise we call home. I, like all the guides at Londolozi, definitely develop relationships and strong bonds with the animals here. It is a feeling I cannot describe but is definitely felt by all who work here or visit Londolozi and this past week has been no different. There is still no sign of rain and I have been amazed at how dry the bush has become over the past two weeks. The beautiful contrasting green colouration of summer is fast fading away as the bush starts to dry out. This winter could prove to be tough on the animals and it will be very interesting to sit back and observe how they all react and cope. Take a look at this Week in Pictures…
A hyena cub eagerly awaits its mom’s return
Leaving space for the animal to look into can create a much more interesting composition and context for the image. The Nanga female.
The detailed reflections of the eye provide a glimpse into what the crocodile may be seeing.
The beautiful bright colouration of the highly venomous boomslang.
The ever graceful Nanga female.
Using light as a single factor can often create dramatic contrast on your image.
The confident Piva Male who has recently taken over the South-Eastern section of Londolozi
The rarest animal at Londolozi – the single female ostrich!
Hide and Seek
Eye-level with an elephant
A Mhangeni male at attention as he listens to the distant alarm calls of a kudu
A young crocodile waiting on an easy meal at the Causeway
The Ximpalapala young female
A male cheetah scans his surroundings for a potential prey.
Evening Alarm: A Swainsons Spurfowl at dusk
The Styx males are becoming frequent visitors to Londolozi, vocalising and advertising their presence.
A Mhangeni young male – his coat beautifully contrasted against the dark blue sky.
Written and Photographed by: Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat