The last week in pictures at Londolozi Game Reserve including a video of the spectacular Lunar Eclipse…
The Camp Pan Male watches a herd of impala, late afternoon at Londolozi. Still holding territory despite his conflict with the Dudley 5:5 Male, it is going to be important for this leopard to continue to hunt, kill and feed frequently.
The young lioness from the new Breakaway Sparta Pride stares into the winter sunset on the lookout for the Majingilane Coalition. Although she mated with a member of the coalition, there is still no certainty amongst this female and her ally.
A misty winters morning breaks at Londolozi.
A Bateluer waits warms himself in the cold of the Winters morning.
A herd of buffalo wallowing in the last remains of the summer mud.
Despite losing a battle to the Camp Pan male, the Dudley 5:5 Leopard sought revenge by stealing a kill back from him. The territorial pressure he is exerting on male leopards around him will only intensify as he grows bigger.
Egyptian Goose Ruffling Feathers
A herd of elephants drinks in the Sand River. With the many of the natural pans and water sources drying up, elephant herds are frequently seen by the river during the winter months.
A member of the Majingilane Coalition licks his paw after feeding on a kill which he stole from the Sparta Pride. Covered with hundreds of tiny barbs, a lions tongue will quickly tear open the meat they are feeding on and serves as a versatile tool for grooming.
The Majingilane Coalition is silhouetted in the early morning sunlight. Having chased and killed a member of the Southern Pride, their territorial dominance over much of Londolozi is only growing.
A member of the Majingilane coalition stops drinking to observe nearby commotion. Close to the Southern Pride, the coalition were to eventually find them and kill one of the younger members that evening.
The Maxabeni Female rests in a Marula tree close to her hoisted impala kill. Just having been chased by a clan of hyenas, her deft climbing skills allowed here to avoid losing her prey.
The Ravenscourt Female’s cub watches her mom stalk an impala. At only a few months of age, this cub and its sibling have been providing amazing game viewing for all who are afforded the opportunity to watch them.
The Ravenscourt Female stops to look back at her cubs. Agitated as to the nearby presence of hyenas, this female is on the constant lookout for both herself and her offspring.
The two Tsalala lionesses stand on top of a termite mound to look for their missing cubs. Shortly after finding and killing one of the Southern Pride young males, the Majingilane coalition moved north and chased these two lioness and their four cubs off a zebra kill. Two of the cubs were seen with the lionesses a few days later, whilst the remaining two have yet to be found…
A herd of Waterbuck run through the low flowing Sand River. Despite the threat of crocodiles, these antelope still frequent the river.