The month has ended and what an amazing month it has been. I started the Roundup of the Month in Images in August 2014 and I have so enjoyed reflecting on all the incredible moments captured and shared on our blog. This is sadly my last Month In Images as I say farewell to the bushveld but it is not the last roundup that we will have… We have been fortunate that rains have brought renewed life to the bush and to see newborn impalas and warthog piglets that are born at this time of the year. Wild dogs have kept us enthralled as they have made a few turns at Londolozi and the leopards and lions and their continued movements are always something to behold. I am sure that you will agree that it has been an amazing month!
Enjoy our November top 10…
Staring almost right through the camera -the many expressions of the Tamboti Female. ISO 1000, F6.3, 1/500 Photograph by Nick Kleer
Competing for browsing regions, giraffe bulls seem to be interacting more frequently than usual. This has meant the act of “necking” for dominance over nearby females has become more commonly observed. Fierce blows from their horns can cause great damage, despite their emotionless faces. 1/1000 at f/6.3; ISO 800. Photograph by Sean Cresswell
The floating leopard. ISO 640, f2.8, 1/1000s Photograph by James Tyrrell
The Tatowa females descends a tree against the beautiful backdrop created by the recently set sun. 1/400 @f5; ISO 2500 Photograph by Amy Attenborough
A thirsty elephant will drink up to 50 gallons of water a day. This is the equivalent of a water that a standard bathtub holds. ISO 800, F6.3, 1/500 Photograph by Nick Kleer
A wild dog pup approaches the vehicle inquisitively. Out of all the predators, these animals always seem to have the least inhibitions when it comes to approaching vehicles. 1/800 @7,1; ISO 800 Photograph by Amy Attenborough
A herd of wildebeest settle down for the evening as as a Bateleur eagle soars past in the setting sun. 1/1000 @ f8 ; ISO250. Photograph by Kevin Power.
As with the male lions (above) many of the predators have been forced to move around during the day in search of a drink. Here, the Piva male returns to the shade after a lengthy visit to a shallow pan to slake his thirst. 1/500 at f/2.8; ISO 1000. Photograph by Sean Cresswell
A new born elephant is patiently helped up by its protective mother as it struggled to find its feet.1/1000, f5.0, ISO 800 Photograph by Callum Gowar
Two giraffe feed close together as the sun rises over a crest on Londolozi. This provided us with an ideal opportunity for a silhouette shot and a perfect way to begin the day. 1/1000 @f6,3; ISO 1000 Photograph by Amy Attenborough
Photographed by: Amy Attenborough, Sean Cresswell, Callum Gowar, Kevin Power, Nick Kleer and James Tyrrell,Londolozi Rangers
Photo compilation by: Kate Collins and Amy Attenborough, Blog Team
Thank you Merle, beautiful photos and the elephant and calf is amazing!