Wildlife photography is not easy; subjects often don’t do what we anticipate, right-place-at-the-right-time is crucial, and knowing your gear and how to react when things don’t go as planned are essential.
Photography has been a wonderful journey for me, it’s something I pursue every single day and try to better myself at all the time.
It’s what led me to Londolozi, and what keeps things so fresh for me in the African Bush.
Enjoy this Week in Pictures…
The Flat Rock male and Nhlanguleni female had been seen mating in the morning, and we went to look for them in the Sand River but there were no signs of them at their last position. We followed their tracks and eventually spotted the female in some thick reeds. Within seconds of finding her Flat Rock Male emerged from the reeds with a Nyala lamb clenched in his jaws.
A Zebra foal trails its mother. As you can see we are slowly approaching winter as the colour of the grass is starting to turn from green to yellow in some parts of the reserve.
The Causeway is always great value when it comes to birding; this juvenile Malachite Kingfisher – a first sighting of such a young one for me – sat ruffling its feathers.
The Nkuwa female; we found her at the base of a termite mound, looking at impala in the distance. She was later bothered by a Hyena that came to investigate whether she might have a kill or not.
If that snarl doesn’t say “Keep your distance”, then what does?
Swallows migrate at the end of summer; here you can see them flocking in their thousands, getting ready for their long journey ahead.
A Giant Plated Lizard basks in the sun, warming up in the morning light.
In a split second it’s over, as the Plaque Rock female descends a Marula tree.
These young Kudu bulls were keeping a close watch on a male leopard walking by. Once the element of surprise is lost, a leopard’s chances of hunting success essentially plummet to almost zero.
We have been seeing the Nstevu pride push further West into Londolozi lately. It’s always incredible to see twenty two lions all together (including the Birmingham males). Here one of the sub-adults comes to greet its mother.
After sitting with the whole pride for the afternoon we were gifted we a beautiful sunset as the lions melted into the dusk
As night fell, we followed the Birmingham Males and the Ntsevu pride through the bush; they were on the move and looking for food. This image was taken shortly after the females caught an Impala. With so many mouths to feed it didn’t go far.
A White Fronted Bee-Eater in beautiful morning light.
The Flat Rock male giving a snarl after mating with the Nhlanguleni female.
A portrait of an elephant calf.
The underside of an Elephant’s trunk.