This week we continue to admire the hues of orange and yellow as the parched earth throws dust into the air dulling the late afternoon light into a photographer’s dream. Fresh rains are bound to transform the landscape rapidly once they embrace the soil on Londolozi.
The mother cheetah and her sub-adult have been seen in the southwestern grasslands as they quench their thirst from a small waterhole at sunset. Elephants enjoy the lush vegetation along the Sand River.
A Ndzhenga Male lets out a full-blown roar while in the company of a Ntsevu Female on a cool misty morning. The two had been mating but this appears to now be over.
On the leopard front, the Piccadilly Female blows us away as she traverses a set of boulders in the northern parts of the reserve. The Three Rivers Female and her sub-adult male appear in a number of sightings. Lastly, the Senegal Bush Male is found on a territorial patrol along the Sand River as he proclaims this through the echoing rasping call of a large dominant male leopard.
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Enjoy this Week in Pictures…
The Three Rivers Female calls her cub from an elevated vantage point, sadly to no avail.
On a misty morning, we found a single Ndhzenga Male and a Ntsevu Female together. Although no longer mating these two were trying to find the rest of the pride through the iconic sound of Africa, the lion’s roar.
It is always an amazing sight to have elephants in the Sand River.
Jess Shillaw and Advice Ngwenya positioned themselves perfectly as the mother cheetah and her youngster approached the water’s edge at sunset.
This pair of African Fish Eagles seems to be residents near the camp and are perched on a branch together in the midday sun.
The mother Cheetah and her cub walk towards a waterhole on a hot day. Luckily, for us, the sun was setting creating an unreal pink/orange gold light.
The young male Cheetah then bent down to have a drink on a hot day while its face was illuminated by the only ray of sunshine coming through.
A monochrome side-on portrait of a female giraffe in high key. Overcast conditions often create the most effective platform for this type of image.
The Piccadilly Female saunters across some boulders in the northern parts of the reserve. A sight that we probably get overly excited about as a ranger.
We spent the morning following The Tree Rivers Young Male working on his hunting skills.
After a successful morning of hunting, this pack of wild dogs lie in the open grasslands as the sun.
The incredible spring sunsets reflect on the water as the Yellow-Billed Stork and Hippo prepare for nightfall.
The Senegal Bush Male glances briefly in our direction before proceeding to advertise his territory vocally in the Sand River.
Initially seen as a young male in 2016, this leopard only properly established territory on Londolozi in mid-2019