During July we celebrated our legends, the people who have made a significant contribution to conservation practices, as well as the legends of the wild, our lions and leopards. We started the series with the Camp Pan male leopard. While he is an old leopard and has not been seen lately, he is and has been one of our dominant male leopards for many years. We continue our ‘legend series’ during August – look out for more exciting posts to come.
There has been a lot of action and we have watched closely at the interesting changes between lion movements and prides. Click here to read James’s report.
Below are some of the beautiful photographs that were showcased on the blog during July – I hope you will enjoy this selection of some of our favourites.
One of the most spectacular rhino interactions I have seen in a fair while: this young calf and her mother had three bulls all vying for their attention. Photograph by Andrea Campbell
Eight adult hyenas can be counted in this picture, and a further four or five were milling around close by. Photograph by James Tyrrell
In the midst of the browns and greys of the bush, the bright colouration of aloes allows for great photographic opportunities such as one of this one of a collared sunbird enjoying the afternoon sunlight. ISO 800 F5.6 1/2000. Photograph by Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat.
Still relatively shy around vehicles, Mashaba’s cubs are only viewed when the mother is with them. Photograph by James Tyrrell
We spent a good hour with this large elephant herd as it slowing meandered towards a small watering hole. It is always such a treat to watch a group with such a variety of ages. Photograph by Andrea Campbell
The graceful and elegant Tamboti female. ISO 1000 F2.8 1/800. Photograph by Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat
A pair of Yellow-billed Hornbills call together from a tall, dead Knobthorn. Many birds will perch on prominent trees such as this one, attempting to warm themselves in the suns’s early rays. 1/1000 @f8; ISO 320 Photograph by Amy Attenborough
Two lionesses observe the pachyderm from the vantage of the dam wall: ultimate stare down. Photograph by Andrea Campbell
The Tsalala pride go in for the kill. This time the buffalo manages to free himself with few injuries. Photograph by Byron Serrao
The Mashaba Young female descends a marula tree while the full moon rises in the background. 1f2.8, 1/800s, ISO 6400 Photograph by James Tyrrell
Photo selection compiled by Kate Collins
Photographers: James Tyrrell, Andrea Campbell, Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat, Amy Attenborough and Byron Serrao.
Thank you Marinda, I caught a glimpse of Mashaba and her cubs the other day, it was so special to see them!