Yesterday James posted about the explosion of online wildlife image sharing. This has taken on a new form in a recent social media challenge dubbed #challengeonnaturephotography. This challenge includes posting a nature based picture everyday for 7 days and nominating a new person each day. By linking back to each person nominated, a network of images and a “pay it forward” wave of amazing wildlife images are shared. There was no doubt that this challenge took off at Londolozi and staff members across departments got involved in sharing their incredible shots. I decided that it would be worthwhile to put together a small selection of our team’s best #challengeonnaturephotography. Of course this # can be searched on Facebook or Instagram to enjoy further images being shared around the world, but I hope you all enjoy the selection from our corner of the African bush…
Southern Carmine Bee Eaters by Amanda Ritchie, Photographic Studio Manager.
The Mashaba female’s beautiful cub learning to live in the bush. Photograph by Amanda Ritchie
A male Yellow Bishop in breeding plumage flying from one perch to another. Photograph by Rob Crankshaw – Varty Camp Manager.
A bunch of Green Milkweed Locust nymphs huddle together. Photograph by Rob Crankshaw.
The Mashaba female leopard and cub by Andrea Campbell, Londolozi Ranger.
Pied Kingfisher in flight by Andrea Campbell.
The beautiful Ntoma female leopard. Photograph by Dave Strachan, Londolozi Ranger.
A playful young rhino calf. Photograph by James Tyrrell, Londolozi Ranger and Media Team.
An electric storm. Photograph by James Tyrrell.
A low-angle shot of a Leopard Tortoise by Nick Kleer, Londolozi Ranger.
The Nanga female and her last cub. Photographed by Sean Cresswell, Londolozi Ranger.
Some of the smaller denizens of Londolozi, like this Painted Reed Frog, we should be seeing a lot more of during the summer. Photograph by Trevor McCall-Peat, Londolozi Ranger.
The Tamboti female watches a herd of impala grazing nearby in the evening light. Photograph by James Tyrrell.
The two oxpecker species of Londolozi; the red-billed (pictured right) and the much rarer yellow-billed. Buffalo feature prominently as a host for both species. Photograph by Sean Cresswell.
The female ostrich scratches an itch. Photograph by Andrea Campbell.
Elephants in the Sand River. Photograph by Andrea Campbell.
An impressive bull elephant strolls languidly through fields of gold. Photograph by Kevin Power, Londolozi Ranger.
The Tamboti female gnaws at an impala carcass in a Jackalberry overhanging the Maxabene Riverbed. Photograph by Tammy Surtees, Assistant Operations Manager.
Have you shared in this challenge?
Compiled by Andrea Campbell
Photographs by: James Tyrrell, Sean Cresswell, Andrea Campbell, Amanda Ritchie, Rob Crankshaw, Nick Kleer, Kevin Power, Trevor McCall-Peat, David Strachan and Tammy Surtees.