When it comes to selecting our favourite Instagram posts, there are a number of criteria to go on. Is it a technically great photo? Does it resonate? Did it get liked a few thousand times? Obviously the reach and therefore the number of potential likes are vastly different between a celebrity NFL star and an everyday visitor, but that shouldn’t matter too much as ideally it’s the picture that comes first.
Anyway, we could debate this ad infintum, but we’d rather let the pictures do the talking.
Here then, are our top 15 Instagram picks from the last couple of months. Enjoy.
Star trails. A beautiful way to encapsulate the movement of the heavens. Celestial South is the point around which the stars are circling. Post by @seancrez
This cheetah managed to catch this nyala unawares as the heat of the morning rose. Post by @wildlife_kruger
A professional photographer’s kit when on assignment. One of South Africa’s top wildlife photographers, Greg du Toit, was with us recently for a photographic workshop. Hope the airline was lenient with that weight limit, Greg! Post by @gregdutoit
The Old Dudley Riverbank Female, deceased now sadly, rests in the cool of the morning. Post by @londolozi
One of the Mashaba female’s cubs watches the camera warily while batting its mother’s tail away. Post by @sergeygorshkov
Watching the Matimba coalition sleeping out the day as the heat rises. Post by @paulroberts09
Two of the Tsalala lionesses give some Denver Broncos a close encounter. Post by @demarcusware
A drinks stop with a difference! Congratulations to our two Denver Broncos, DeMarcus Ware and Demaryius Thomas who visited Londolozi recently after their Superbowl win! Post by @demarcusware
The cub of the Mashaba female in a playful mood as she peers down from her perch in a dead Ivory tree. Post by @grazwood
Some young hyenas chase each other in circles near their densite. Post by @haansl
Up close and personal with some of the camp wildlife. A female nyala grazing on some lush graze – a rare commodity in the dry conditions. Post by @i_st.rosa
An incredible sight to witness; mating leopard in the bush. Post by @jeanmarc.torossian
The recent NIkon Photography workshop saw a whole host of photographic techniques being discussed. Here we were looking at the use of wide-angle lenses to photograph shafts of light breaking through the clouds. Post by @mandsritchie
The Inyathini male at one of his favourite haunts; Water-on-the-Rocks. Post by @stephensegalpro
The expression says it all! One’s first time next to lions in an open safari vehicle can be an exhilarating experience! Post by @j_n_p_8_5