“Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” – Albert Einstein
Its nearing the end of a magical year at Londolozi, and with a whole host of rangers working on furthering their photographic skills out in the field, it’s getting harder and harder to find a slot in which to post some pics on the Blog.
It is an honour to work in a place that provides such happiness for all who visit and to be a part of an organisation that stays true to its name, Londolozi (protector of all living things) .
Enjoy this Week in Pictures…
Blue summer skies and puffy white cumulus clouds add some extra vibrance to the background of this giraffe seeking shade under a marula tree. . ISO 400, F3.2, 1/8000. 35mm 1.4 Sigma lens
Vivid dark skies tell of an impending thunderstorm, and create a beautiful backdrop to this impala ewe grazing near the airstrip. ISO 640, F6.3, 1/1000. Sigma 150-600mm sport
A martial eagle that had just killed an impala lamb. ISO 400, F6.3, 1/800
A Mhangeni lioness walking very close to the vehicle, photographed with the Sigma 35mm 1.4 lens. I love the shallow depth of field one can achieve with the extremely wide aperture of this lens. ISO 400, F1.4, 1/2000
The Dudley Riverbank 5:5 male. This was the first time I have ever seen him. Here he was finishing up the remains of a vervet monkey that he had just killed. He would later in the day kill three warthog piglets. Look at Monday’s blog on the “5:5 male and the Three Little Pigs”, from earlier this week for the full story. ISO 1250, F6.3, 1/200
The Inyathini male trying to cool down on an extremely hot afternoon by lying up in the mud. ISO 1600, F6.3, 1/60.
The majestic Mashaba female lying under a gardenia watching her cub playing in a thicket nearby. ISO 800, F6.3, 1/800
One of the Majingilane males with the Ottawa pride and two of their three cubs. ISO 640, F5.6, 1/800
One of my favourite leopards, the Mashaba young female, using a marula tree as a vantage point. ISO 640, F7.1, 1/500
A large dazzle coming to a pan for a drink and providing beautiful contrasting colours. ISO 400, F6.3, 1/640
It’s not often that you get to see a chameleon during the day. Shot with the 35mm Sigma close up. ISO 200, F2.5, 1/8000
A close up of the Tamboti young female. ISO 640, F6.3, 1/320.
My favourite image of the week. The Tamboti young female snarls at a hyena that was skulking past our vehicle. ISO 640, F5.6, 1/1000
Written and Photographed by Nick Kleer, Londolozi Ranger