Pictures tell a story.
It has been a while since I have done a Week in Pictures; to be exact it’s been 40 weeks. While I have been happily preoccupied training the new rangers, viewing The Week in Pictures is something I could not go without. For readers/viewers/guests both new and old, TWIP gives me a sense of what was happening in the field or for lack of better description it gives me a sense of atmosphere, almost like I was there and I could imagine myself in the sighting.
I am always filled with sensory overload without even being there!
Anyway, fast forward 40 weeks, I have now returned to the true wonders of life as a guide at Londolozi. I have been looking forward to the privilege of posting The Week in Pictures as soon as I had the opportunity and I wish to try recreating the same feelings I had when reading the latest TWIP each Friday.
So I did a little research into narrative photography and stumbled across a quote “The event is not what happens. The event is that which can be narrated”. This rang true to me when reminiscing about the past TWIPs. I encourage you to use your imagination and create your own narrative for the following post. I hope there is a photo that resonates with you.
Enjoy this Week in Pictures…
Baboons often have a bad reputation for causing trouble around the lodge but the curiosity of the younger members of the troop can be very cute. (ISO 2000 f/4 at 1/1000 sec)
The majesty of an elephant is not only in its size but also in its detail. (ISO 400 f/5.6 at 1/2000 sec)
An elephant kicking up water as it crosses through the Sand River, the perennial lifeblood of Londolozi. (ISO 800 f/5.6 at 1/1000 sec)
It is not often that you seen a chameleon, let alone during the day in the winter. This flapped-necked chameleon look to be warming up on the road before making its way to a tree nearby. (ISO 400 f/5.6 1/1600 sec)
The Nkoveni female emerged this morning; it wasn incredible to witness her and her two cubs walking in the open.(ISO 400 f/2.8 1/1600 sec)
A young female that lives to the east and south of camp. Easily recognised by her 2:2 spot pattern she is often to be found in Marula trees.
A wonderful way to end off the week! After hours of tracking, the cool late afternoon of winter allowed us to stumble across the Flat Rock male beginning his evening patrol as the sun was setting.(ISO 500 f/2.8 at 1/800 sec)
A leopard who took advantage of the death of the 4:4 male in 2016 to grab territory to the west of the Londolozi camps.
A sunset silhouette of an African Jacana. (ISO 400 f/2.8 at 1/4000 sec)
I really enjoy filling space with perspective, it just takes the right time at the right place. An open crest can with a low angle can be the perfect opportunity. (ISO 1250 f/5.6 at 1/8000 sec)
Mist rises over a hippo pool just before sunrise. (ISO 1250 f/5.6 at 1/800 sec)
The Tsalala pride have finally returned after a week of absence. (ISO 400 f/2.8 at 1/1600 sec)
It’s always exciting to see wild dogs even if it’s a fleeting glimpse; we were lucky to get a quick sighting before they all disappeared on this day. (ISO 800 f/5.6 at 1/2000 sec)
Vigilance is the key to success out in the bush, Impalas are the epitome of both. (ISO 250 f/4 at 1/3200 sec)
One of my favourite scenes in winter is a misty morning. (ISO 2500 f/4 at 1/100 sec)
Yellow-billed hornbill taking flight from its perch. (ISO 800 f/4 at 1/8000 sec)
The impala rut has finally come to an end, it’s been a while since I’ve heard the intense roar of a male. (ISO 500 f/4 at 1/1600 sec)