With so much changing with regards to animal dynamics in the bush it is also an exciting time as I catch up on all the day to day happenings out in the field.
The past week has produced some great photographic opportunities. This week I have played around with most of my images in post-processing and tried to give them a different feel. Please feel free to comment and tell me what you think and which one is your favourite.
Have a great weekend and enjoy this Week in Pictures…
One of the Matshipiri males showing power and confidence. Iso 800 F4.0 1/800
A buffalo bull enjoys relief in a wallow on a warm winters afternoon. Iso 400 F5.6 1/4000
A Tsalala young male listens to the distant sounds of kudu barking in the Manyaleti riverbed. Iso 800 F2.8 1/2000
A buffalo bull quenches his thirst in Lex’s pan before grazing into the late afternoon. Iso 1000 F4 1/640
The Piva male now bearing scars from recent territorial disputes. Iso 800 F2.8 1/200
With winter in full swing and the vegetation being dry there is an increasing amount of competition over space and food. This bull shows off his weaponry to a nearby pod. Iso 800 F4 1/1000
The other brother of the Matshipiri male coalition lies still in the grass as the last rays of light fade away. Iso 1000 F2.8 1/125
The flemhen grimace, used to taste the scent of females to detect their availability. Iso 800 F4 1/4000
Playing around with processing I tried using different light to bring out the beautiful markings and colouration of this tree agama. Iso 640 F2.8 1/800
The Tamboti female after being chased up a marula tree by the 4:4 male. She used the tree as a vantage point as she watched the male move off. Iso 800 F2.8 1/5000
A different angle showcasing the beautiful lines and muscular shape of a zebra. Iso 800 F2.8 1/ 2000
The ever beautiful Tamboti female. Iso 800 F4 1/3200
Written and Photographed by Trevor McCall-Peat, Londolozi Ranger