“The pictures do not lie but neither do they tell the whole story. They are merely a record of time passing, the outward evidence” – Paul Auster
We find ourselves at the end of one month and the beginning of another. There is a lot to be excited about with new goals and plans as we look ahead. As usual we say goodbye to the past four weeks by showcasing and reflecting on some of our favourite moments.
As you’ll see below it was a great month for our photographers who capture the special sightings of wildlife that we are privileged to encounter here at Londolozi.
We hope that you will enjoy the best of the Month In Pictures…
A Mhangeni youngster prepares herself for another day. ISO 1000 F4 1/1250 Photographed by Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat
Breaking the rules of photography can sometimes work in your favour. In this image I purposefully shot a tight angle to emphasise the golden light on the zebra’s face. ISO 800 F5 1/2000 Photographed by Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat
Growing in confidence, the Tamboti young female. Nikon D750, F4, 1/1000 Photographed by Simon Smit
A Southern Red-billed Hornbill snatches up a small morsel off the ground for breakfast. These Hornbills will eat anything from insects to small mammals and even seeds and fruit. 1/1250 @f5,6; ISO 400 Photographed by Amy Attenborough
Tree climbing is a crucial skill to survival. Nikon D750, F4, 1/800. Photographed by Simon Smit
Making the dash, a chameleon crosses a path on an overcast morning. Photographed by Simon Smit
Reflection – mirroring or showing an image; a thought taking place in consideration or meditation. Are they capable of the latter? Lens 500mm Nikkor, ISO800 , Aperture f4.0, Shutter Speed 1/400sec. Photographed by Simon Smit
A herd of buffalo find themselves inundated in flies as they head down to a waterhole to drink. One of the major reasons why the buffalo will wallow and coat themselves in mud is to protect themselves against these pesky additions. 1/400 @7,1; ISO 1600 Photographed by Amy Attenborough
The Tamboti young female walks towards us at eye level. Often having the subject at eye level creates a feeling of being one with the subject as well as adds intensity. ISO 640 F2.8 shutter 1/2000 Photographed by Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat
A female ostrich treats us to an up-close and personal visit. With her seeming obliviousness to us, we could have some fun getting low angle photographs of her. 1/800 @f6,3; ISO 2000 Photographed by Amy Attenborough
Photographed by: Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat, Simon Smit and Amy Attenborough – Londolozi Ranging Team
Compiled by: Kate Collins, Londolozi Blog Editor
Do you have a favourite image from our selection? Please share your thoughts with us below, we would love to know.
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the quality of these photo’s – Trevor’s zebra, lion and leopard , Simons lion reflection and Amy’s buffalo – really hard to choose a favourite. BIG THANK YOU Londo’s for all the blogs and photo’s that you share with us.
Stunning pics Kate. Great choice. Love the lion and leopard pics, specially the cub. Ostrich is just beautiful. The Buffalo pic with all the flies around them is amazing.
I love them all. Especially the chameleon and the horn bill. WOW! Really great photos.
Awesome ostrich pic Amy. Hope she is still doing well.
Tamboti. Or all of them. Have decided not to try to pick a favorite & just enjoy each one that brings back memories.
These are all extraordinary Kate but I think my favourites are the very beautiful Tamboti young female images, the Nanga female’s cub and Simon’s “Reflection”. It was really hard to choose though because they’re all exceptional. Thank you so much for another month of wonderful blogs and beautiful images!
I keep returning to Trevor’s zebra….!
How can you resist the leopard cub learning tree climbing. Adorable.
All stunning photies thanks to you all. Have a lovely Wild week 🙂