As another week draws to an end I reflect back on all the incredible events that have unfolded.
It is always such a privilege to be a frequent observer of the theatre that is the natural world. Every day I am reminded of how blessed we are to spend time with the cast as they invite us in to share special moments with them as each act plays out.
I hope you all enjoy this Week in Pictures as much as I did taking these pictures.
There are few better ways to start the day than with a Sunrise in the african bush. Iso 100 F/4,0 1/250 Second
The reflection of this gentle giant creates a different angle and feel to the photograph. Iso 400 F/5,6 1/800 second
A Sparta young male sharpens his weaponry as the late afternoon light sets in. Iso 800 F/4,0 1/5000 second
Animals like buffalo, rhino, elephant and warthogs do not have sweat glands like us humans so wading through water on a warm afternoon is essential to prevent dehydration. Iso 640 F/5,0 1/800 second
The lighting in this photograph really brings out The Piva male’s attitude towards life, power, intensity and elegance as he patrols his newly established territory. Iso 800 F/2,8 1/1250 second
Very similar to the buffalo, this rhino moves through a small waterhole to cool down and quench its thirst before heading off into the later afternoon to feed. Iso 400 F/ 5,0 1/800 second
The intensity is clear as this wild dog has ears pricked listening to the distant sounds of male impala rutting. Iso 800 F/4,0 1/2000 second
The pure beauty of the Tamboti young female as she scans the area for a potential threat or prey. Iso 1000 F5,6 1/500 second
I have always wanted to see an animal posing on this rock. My wish came true as this Sparta lioness watches a large herd of buffalo moving through the area. Iso 640 F/ 4,0 1/5000 second
Reflections can also add focus and intensity to an image. Iso 800 F/ 2,8 1/1000 second
The side angle of this buffalo cow adds to the mood and intensity of this image. Iso 800 F/5,0 1/800
I converted this image to black and white to highlight the dust as an elephant cow cools her body down. Iso 640 F/ 5,0 1/1000 second
From the shadows. Iso 800 F/4,0 1/160 second
The Dramatic colours of a sunset in the place we all call home. Iso 100 F/ 7,1 1/1000 second
Written and Photographed by: Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat
Do you have any favourites from the above images? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
Incredible beautiful images this week Trevor. The elephant in black and white is amazing. Love the reflections of the buffalo and elephant. Stunning, all of them!
This time there is no way I can choose a favourite – these photo’s are ALL MAGNIFICENT!!!! I just LOVE the mood they create and the life Trevor brings to his photos – really really SPECIAL! WELL DONE TREVOR!!
Trevor – I find it difficult to select a favourite as all of these are just splendid!! Thanks for sharing with us.
Awesome pictures! The young sparta male has a nice small mane! How old is he? He is a Majingilane son, right? Has the Sparta pride been under continued threat by the two Styx males?
SOME REALLY NICE SHOTS, WELL DONE!
I can’t wait to get there. I notice that most of the photos are taken at a faster shutter speed than I usually use. Lesson learned from your beautiful photos. Thank hou
amazing photos especially of a elephant calf and the dust
Trevor, you did it again. Your pictures have that something special that is difficult to capture. But you did it. I am honored to have been with you on my last trip. Knowing you a little, I appreciate how much you have grown as a photographer par excellence!
These are all great pics…thanks for sharing!
My personal top 5, though, are:
1. Piva male – WOW…intense….you’re right; this picture captures his attitude!
2. The reflection…unusual, almost ghostly. I like this.
3. Love the young sparta male….I’m not sure why…maybe the look on his face. It is very calm, confident.
4. The B&W elephant dusting herself. This one caught my eye and I can’t seem to explain why. I’ve seen tons of pictures of elephants throwing dirt on themselves. She seems to be looking right into the camera.
5. The Tamboti female….she is very beautiful
6…Love the landscape shots, too!!
I love the elephant in the water and the Sparta young male! We arrive next week and I’m so hoping to take some photos like these, Trevor! Wonderful pics – you’re very talented!
These are all absolutely FANTASTIC! No way I have a favourite as they are all sensational!!! Have an awesome weekend & look forward to Londs Sunday edition 🙂
Wow Trev every single photo is a winner, still remember the night when we thought the Tamboti young female was going to jump onto your lap
Stunning photos……..just want to get back there.
Beautiful Trevor, well done
Every one of these photographs are absolutely stunning Trevor!! I especially like the black and white of the Elephant dusting herself and the reflection of the Elephant as well, but my favourite is the Tambotii young female…so beautiful and elegant. Thanks for sharing your incredible images Trevor!
All the photos are so stunning. Ican’t make a choice for the best one.
Beautiful photos. Brings back wonderful memories. Working on my return visit.
Trev, it’s not often I can’t choose a favourite; these photographs are awesome. I’ve always thought the Tamboti young female is the prettiest leopard around, and never more so than in your image. Such a stunning shot.
But I also love the monochrome in the Elephant dust bath and the bathing Hyena.
And then the side-lit Piva on the sand is also a stand-out photograph! Keep it up, boet.