Photography From The Field | January 2017
'Photography From The Field' is a monthly collection of the best wildlife imagery taken by our Rangers and Trackers at Royal Malewane.
Good rains continue to fall, and the bush is now covered in a lush, green blanket. Many herbivores are raising their young, and it is thus also a time of plenty for the predators.
Many guests who visit Royal Malewane have come to know this young leopard intimately. She calls the thickets around the lodge home, and is seen almost daily. We found her one night on our return from game drive, where she was grooming high in the branches of a Marula tree. – Nicola Jooste
Many herds of elephant have moved onto the reserve, making for excellent photographic opportunities. Getting close to these gentle giants affords one to really capture the great detail in their skins. – Riaan Fourie
Lions are creatures of the night, and really come into their own after dark. I used the vehicles’ spotlight in this image of a young lioness as she was waking from her daytime slumber. – Rudi Hulshof
Kudu are some of the most striking antelope of the African bush. They are also quite shy, and don’t afford one many photographic opportunities. This young bull peered at us from behind a thicket, just long enough for me to get a quick photo. – Juan Pinto
Summer is the best time of the year for birding, and many birds are more conspicuous, as they proclaim their dominance over territories. This female Black-bellied Bustard stood at the top of a termite mound, trying to identify a male calling nearby. – Noelle van Muiden.
A few beautiful images worthy of a feature:
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