It’s been a very cat-centric week here at Londolozi with a male cheetah that has been hanging around definitely stealing the show. We found the stunning animal resting atop a termite mound as the sun rose in the background but he was soon on the march. A short stalk followed by a white-knuckle ride through the clearings had us eventually catch up to the cat as he lay with sides heaving like bellows and an impala at his feet. Unfortunately, he didn’t have much of a chance to feed before a hyena stormed in to steal his prize. The Tsalala Female struck a pose on Plaque Rock for us. She continues to thrive and there are high hopes she may be pregnant but only time will tell. The Nkoveni Female attempts to introduce her cubs to meat but they are resistant to the change, seeming to much prefer the teat. The Ximungwe Female is stealthier than ever, seeming to only be seen when stationary on a kill. Over the river, the Xinzele Female and her daughter look as beautiful as ever, the cub growing in size and confidence in the north. Amongst the plethora of cats though, we had an incredible sighting of two otters crossing the causeway, definitely a first for me! There are a couple of abstract shots of a giraffe and a crisp morning made for some stunning shots as we crossed the steaming Sand River.
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Enjoy this Week in Pictures…
A gorgeous female who is found to the east of camp. Easily recognised by her 2:2 spot pattern she is often to be found in Marula trees.
A small female often found in NW Marthly. Similar spot pattern to her mother the Ingrid Dam Female.
Having been viewed by vehicles from an early age, this leopard is supremely relaxed around Land Rovers.