The past week has shown some interesting turns. The Fourways males have been seen around the southern boundary following a large herd of buffalo whilst the newcomers – the two males and single lioness have continued to move throughout the centre of Londolozi vocalising and continuously marking territory. Is this how it will stay? Has it calmed down? Is there still a dramatic scene to play out?
Being the cooler, drier months it is always great to work around water sources as plenty of game come and go drinking from the waterholes. Hippos are also taking advantage of the cooler days by feeding for longer periods into the day and basking in the warm rays of sunlight. As you’ll see below, it has been another fantastic week, I hope you enjoy our Week in Pictures.
The Mashaba young female rests in a Jackalberry tree as the light starts to fade. ISO 800 F/2.8 1/200. Photograph taken by Erin Bezuidenhout.
A young hyena watches as mom and other adults head off for a midday sleep in peace and quiet away from all the youngsters. ISO 1000 F/4 1/800
The Piva male watches two impala rams chasing one another around the Sunset Bend clearing. ISO 800 F/4 1/640
A water monitor just off the causeway soaks up the sun after a rather cool start to the morning. ISO 800 F/5 1/4000
The piercing stare of the Tamboti female. ISO 800 F/2.8 1/400. Photographed by Erin Bezuidenhout
A hippo displaying and showing dominance towards the rest of his pod. ISO 640 F5.6 1/6400
A young hyena resting in the comfort of mom. ISO 800 F/2.8 1/500
The confident and beautiful Tamboti young female. ISO 800 F/5.6 1/320
Another incredible way to end a day. Few things beat a sunset in the African bush. ISO 400 F7.1 1/800
The Mashaba young female listening to the distant sounds of impala rutting. ISO 800 F2.8 1/200. Photographed by Erin Bezuidenhout
Intensity. ISO 800 F5.6 1/800
A definite favourite of mine. The colour in the sky at this time of year is simply breathtaking. ISO 400 F2.8 1/100
The dappled coloration of a leopards coat is key in their success and shows us exactly why they are incredibly stealthy and elusive. ISO 800 F4 1/200
A distant gaze of a male cheetah. ISO 1000 F5 1/400
The impala silhouette is my favourite this week, which is yours?
Written by Trevor McCall-Peat, Londolozi Ranger
Photographed by Trevor McCall-Peat and Erin Bezuidenhout