I had a hard time selecting this month’s top ten… In the end I decided to choose some of the photographs that I felt were more unusual. Because this is a roundup of our top 10 I had to cut down on my initial selection quite drastically. We do however have our bumper Week in Pictures #200 that will be featured on Friday with many more beautiful photographs to satisfy your bush fix. Take a look at our Week in Pictures #100 to get a taste of what you have to look forward to…
It’s been another action-packed month – mating lions, new male lions making their presence felt on Londolozi, further incredible sightings of the two cubs and the return of the wild dogs, even if only for a few days.
We look forward to finding out what October has in store. Enjoy our roundup of the top 10.
A tender interaction between a mother and calf. 1/2500 at 5,6; ISO 1600 Photograph by Andrea Campbell
The beauty of having a long zoom lens combined with the luxury of shooting with an F-stop of 2.8 is that it creates a shallow depth of field which I used in this image. I wanted to emphasis the eye and by focusing only on the eye it creates blur in the surrounding areas. You can almost feel the intensity in his gaze. ISO 1000, F/2.8, 1/1600 at 300mm Photograph by Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat
It is always a privilege to be able to spend time with these animals and to share intimate moments like this with them. ISO 800, F/2.8, 1/500 at 300mm. Photograph by Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat
A group of wild dog pups harass a large giraffe bull. Despite his enormous size, he seemed unsure what to do with the pups and kept spinning in circles, apparently unsure whether to run away or not. The pups also seemed very intrigued by this strange creature, allowing us the opportunity to catch this rather unique shot. Photograph by Amy Attenborough
An unorthodox portrait of the Piva male leopard, looking straight into the eye of the lens. He is instantly recognisable by the distinct oval of spots along the top of his head. Photograph by Anthony Goldman
One of the Matimba Males, appropriately referred to as the hairy-belly male, copulates with a lioness from the Mhangeni pride. 1/2000, f4,5, ISO 800. Photograph by Callum Gowar
A tender moment between a mother zebra and her foal. Zebras each have individual stripe patterns differentiating them from one another, very similar to humans’ fingerprints. It is believed the main reason for stripes is an anti-predator defence. 1/1250 at f5.6, ISO640. Photograph by Kevin Power
A spotted hyena and white-backed vultures make the most of the hippo carcass and live up to their reputation as being opportunistic scavengers. 1/250, f4,5, ISO 800. Photograph by Callum Gowar
A young rhino calf leaps against his mother’s back while she enjoys an afternoon siesta. 1/500 at 5,6. ISO 800. Photograph by Andrea Campbell
Bright colours in flowers serve mainly to attract pollinators such as sunbirds. Pictured here is a collared sunbird, whose iridescent green head and yellow underbelly are unmistakeable. Photograph by Anthony Goldman
Photographs compiled by: Kate Collins, Londolozi Blog Editor
Photographed by: Anthony Goldman, Andrea Campbell, Amy Attenborough, Trevor Ryan McCall-Peat, Callum Gowar & Kevin Power.