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
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All the photos are great, but the lady Picalili is a standout!
The photographs are amazing! My favorite is the wild dog. So often, we witness the frenzy of the hunt but rarely such a relaxed posture. Thank you!!!
Favorite is picture of wild dog
Jocelyn Kirst’s stork is majestic, but I am “overly excited” about her capturing the the pose of the Piccadilly female leopard on the boulders!!!
No doubt here, the photo of the Three Rivers female, a close second would be her son on the prowl! Thanks for sharing!
Any update on the cubs of the three rivers female?
Some really great pics and a nice mix of wildlife. Thank you for sharing.
I really like the photo of the fish eagles. Amazing to see the pair of them together.
The fish Eagle pair wins this week for me. ❤️👍🤩
Sean, as always superb pictures this week. I like the black and white of the Three Rivers young male as my favorite. Incredible shot face on.
As usual all images are superb, but I particularly like the way mother and son cheetah are synchronised both in pace and look towards you. They almost mirror each other…
I love the black and white face of the Three Rivers Young Male this week. You can tell he’s focusing intently on something. 🐾
Another tremendous week in pictures. Favourites are the Piccadilly female on the boulders and Three Rivers male club in black-and-white as well as the stork at sunset.Really all terrific though !!
Each week brings a unique selection of photos, making a single choice difficult, but I love the silhouettes of the hippo and stork by Kirst. That golden orange reflection in the water is stunning!! Thanks Sean.
Hi Sean, my favorite this week is the Three Rivers female call her male cub. Loved the foto of the Fish eagle pair.
As every week, it’s really hard to decide which picture I like best. They are all wonderful.
I admire the sunset with stork and hippo, and the photo of the pair of fish eagles is certainly very special.
However, the elephant in this greenery is so beautiful nd of course all my favorite cats as well. The colors of the wild dog lying in the sun are just amazing.
Anyway, Thanks all of you for the great photos!
Great set of pictures this week Londolozi team! The Three Rivers Female’s golden coat shows beautifully in the first shot! The fish eagle one is a favorite too! Do you all still see the Piccadilly Female’s daughter? I would imagine she’s starting to become territorial now?
My vote goes to the Three Rivers young male B&W pic…stunning!
Hi Sean. Gorgeous photos as always! Who is the presumed father of the Three Rivers Young Male? Very curious… he looks a lot like Hosana or Quarantine!
Great pics! My fave is the pair of African Fish Eagles – such a beautiful pic! I also loved the Three Rivers Female on the branch.
Intriguing photo of the Yellow-Billed Stork by Kirst.
Thanks for a much appreciated break Sean! We are recovering from Hurricane Ian hitting our city and your blog came in just in time to distract us from the cleanup for a few minutes! We loved all the Cheetah images and Jess’s shot of the Cheetah drinking is our favorite! Wish we were at Londolozi right now!
I love all the pictures, but the ones that stand out the most for me are the Piccadilly female and the Three Rivers young male. The first one because of the scene and the light and the second one because of the position of the leopard. It seems like he is looking at you in a very intense way. It’s because of the fact that the leopard has a higher position than the photographer. I like the black and white also, but I wonder what it looks like in colour.
The fish eagles are the best of the week for me! They are one of my favorite birds! After that the beautiful sunset, also, by Kirst!