June was an exciting month for us – a leopard and hyena conflict, a hyena and impala kill and the ever intriguing dynamics of the lion prides of Londolozi…
As exciting as it was, we also had some sad news to announce with the passing of the Nanga cub. While the little cub, featured in our selection below, is sadly no longer with us, in the brief period that she graced us with her being, she has left a huge impact on many people.
The photographs showcase some of our favourite images from this month, scroll on to enjoy 10 of our best.
Leopards will often climb onto termite mounds or fallen logs in order to see what prey species are potentially available in the surrounding areas, and the Mashaba young female displays a perfect example of this behaviour before settling down to rest out the hotter hours of the day. ISO 800, F4, 1/4000, Photographed by Nick Kleer
A cheetah cub decides that its mother has rested enough for the day, apparently it is time to play. ISO 1250, f8, 1/500, Photographed by Amy Attenborough
The impala rutting (mating) season has seen its climax, with the exception of a few (more persistent) males still trying their luck. Males assert their dominance in territorial disputes allowing them to pass on their genes for future generations. ISO 800, f5.6, 1/4000, Photographed by Callum Gowar
An unusual take on a male lion yawning in the refection of some of the remaining water as he prepares to get active in the evening. ISO 600, f4.0, 1/1000 Photographed by Don Heyneke
A young lion cub drinks from the safe protective covering of its mother. I’m sure at this age, the cub believes there is no safer place in the world. ISO 640, f7.1, 1/4000 Photographed by Amy Attenborough
The piercing stare of the Tamboti female. ISO 800, F/2.8, 1/400. Photographed by Erin Bezuidenhout
The Mhangeni pride slake their thirst in the late afternoon. ISO 1600, f5.0, 1/40, Photographed by Callum Gowar
Intensity. ISO 800 F5.6, 1/800, Photographed by Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat
The Nanga cub practices its killing skills on his mom’s flicking tail. Being the only cub in the litter, it was always full of pent up energy by the time its mother came home and it would use her as its play toy. It was incredible to see how patient she was with this bundle of energy. Photographed by Amy Attenborough
A caring mother zebra reassures her foal after discovering several waterholes were dry ISO 800, f5.6, 1/500, Photographed by Callum Gowar
Photographed by: Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat, Erin Bezuidenhout, Callum Gowar, Don Heyneke, Amy Attenborough and Nick Kleer.
Compiled by: Kate Collins, Londolozi Blog Editor