About the Author

Callum Gowar

Field Guide

Growing up in Cape Town, the opposite end of South Africa from its main wildlife areas, didn't slow Callum down when embarking on his ranger training at Londolozi at the start of 2015. He had slowly begun moving north-east through the country anyway, ...

View Callum's profile

37 Comments

on The Week in Pictures #199

Join the conversationJoin the conversation

marinda drake
Member
Guest

Awesome pics this week Callum. The Matimba male mating with the Mangen female is stunning.

Callum Gowar
Member
Guest

Thank you very much Marinda! It was great seeing you again last week!

Ricardo
Member
Guest

Awesome photos Callum!! So the Styx males ran then… Do you guys think those wounds on the one Matimba are from Styx, Majingilane or some pride females?

Callum Gowar
Member
Guest

Thank you Ricardo! We are not entirely sure so can only speculate. However, I believe it was from their encounter with the Majingilane coalition.

Rob
Member
Guest

is the Ginger matimba male still limping? how is the wound on his paw looking? last time he was seen in the north he had a noticeable limp and the wound had opened up pretty wide exposing quite some flesh…

Callum Gowar
Member
Guest

Hi Rob

The wound seems to have healed very well. He is no longer walking with a limp but the scab is still visible. Nothing to serious at all though.

Ian Hall
Member
Guest

Some seriously good photos.
Well done.

Callum Gowar
Member
Guest

Many thanks Ian, I appreciate it.

Mike C
Member
Guest

Amazing pictures! Interesting the Mhangeni lioness was receptive to the Matimbas. Have the Majingilane abandoned that pride and where are the young males during all this?

Callum Gowar
Member
Guest

Thank you Mike. It is apparent that in their old age, the Majingilane coalition are unable to defend their enormous territory. It is a unique event as the Mhangeni pride do spend a lot of their time in the western sector and thus have the protection of the Majingliane whilst they are their. Maybe they will be spending a lot more time on our property in the future. The rest of the Mhangeni pride (the sub-adults) had been chased off by the Matimba males and were actually on a buffalo carcass on the time of writing. Let’s hope they can all reunite soon.

Jenifer Westphal
Member
Guest

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing? I love the buffalo shot – such subtle majesty.

Callum Gowar
Member
Guest

Thank you Jenifer! I appreciate the support.

Barbara Lewitt
Member
Guest

Loved every single one of these…..Looked at them many times with repeated awe !!

Callum Gowar
Member
Guest

I appreciate the kind words Barbara!

Courtney Tennison
Member
Guest

Incredible photos!! Wishing I was back at Londolozi.

Callum Gowar
Member
Guest

Thank you Courtney! When can we expect your return to Londolozi?

MJ
Member
Guest

The whole of the Sabi Sands seems to be in flux, where lions are concerned.. The next few months will prove to be interesting. Thank you for the magnificent photos.. Always a pleasure to see your blog!

Callum Gowar
Member
Guest

Many thanks for the continued support MJ. The fascinating lion dynamics will certainly continue into the future and will be very exciting to see who will officially stake their claim as the new territory holders. Furthermore, we do not know what other coalitions may lie just around the corner…

Suzanne Gibson
Member
Guest

Wonderful pictures, thank you Callum. Do the Styx males travel with their own hairdresser; they always look perfectly coiffed! See you all in 2 weeks time, can’t wait!

Callum Gowar
Member
Guest

Thank you and well said Suzanne. They most certainly are magnificent male lions with beautiful manes! I do however feel that they will be subjected to much hardship and stress in the near future, therefore leading to a few scars and the deterioration of their perfect manes.

Adam
Member
Guest

Great pics. the second last pic of the black and white young male lion. who is this young male? thanks

Callum Gowar
Member
Guest

Thank you very much Adam. It is one of the Styx males.

Leslie Backus
Member
Guest

I love the Piva male photo because it shows off his powerful neck and shoulders.

Callum Gowar
Member
Guest

Thanks Leslie! It is for that reason he is my favourite male leopard!

Henderson John A.
Member
Guest

Tremendous pictures this week.

Callum Gowar
Member
Guest

Many thanks John!

Jill Grady
Member
Guest

Stunning images Callum! I love them all but my favourites are the male Cheetah, the beautiful little Mashaba cub and the gorgeous Inyathini male. Thank you for a great week in pictures and I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend.

Callum Gowar
Member
Guest

Thank you very much Jill. It is always such a difficult task narrowing down ones photographs for the week in pictures.

Tim Kim
Member
Guest

Thanks for the great pictures. Do you know why the Matimba got the open cut?

Callum Gowar
Member
Guest

Thank you Tim. I believe it may have come from their territorial dispute with the Majingilane males but it is very difficult to be sure.

mike
Member
Guest

Awesome as always!

Callum Gowar
Member
Guest

Thank you Mike. I sincerely appreciate the support!

Robin Bell
Member
Guest

It appears that the Matimbas have been pushed off of Djuma and Arathusa by the 5 Birmingham Boys Coalition for now at least.

Callum Gowar
Member
Guest

It seems that way but who knows what will happen in the future… Possibly the Birmingham males may become dominant? Will have to wait and see…

Ann & Chris
Member
Guest

Awesome pics! We already miss the camp and all of you. Hope you are well. A&C

Ann & Chris
Member
Guest

Wait…where are the hornbill pictures?

Ann & Chris

Callum Gowar
Member
Guest

Thanks very much Chris and Ann! I’ll make sure to put one in next time. Thanks for all the laughter! 🙂 Hopefully see you in the near future!

Connect with Londolozi

Follow Us

Sign up for our Newsletters

One moment...
Anonymous
Be the first to this photo
You and 1 others this photo
q

Filed under
Anonymous
10 April, 2798
+
Add Profile