The Week in Pictures: The birds, the bees, and the big things.

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With such a diverse range of camps in various areas of pristine wilderness, its not surprising that the photography coming out of these areas each week is reliably great. The Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, the Sabi Sand, and the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve have produced some fantastic footage lately, and photographers Em Gatland, Kevin MacLaughlin, and Jochen Van de Perre were around to capture some special moments with the beasts and the birds of Southern Africa. Take a look at this edition of the Week in Pictures!

nDzuti Safari Camp, Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger

A giraffe embrace in black and white by Em Gatland.

A giraffe embrace in black and white by Em Gatland. Taken at nDzuti Safari Camp in the Klaserie, Greater Kruger.

Big dagha-boy with a milky eye joining the action at the mud wallow at nDzuti. Image by Jochen Van de Perre.

Big dagha-boy with a milky eye joining the action at the mud wallow at nDzuti. Image by Jochen Van de Perre.

Having a good scratch on a well used rubbing post. Image by Jochen Van de Perre.

Having a good scratch on a well used rubbing post. Image by Jochen Van de Perre.

A huge herd of elephants occupy the banks of the Klaserie River near nDzuti Safari Camp. Image by Jochen Van de Perre.

A huge herd of elephants occupy the banks of the Klaserie River near nDzuti Safari Camp. Image by Jochen Van de Perre.

nThambo Tree Camp, Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger

A grey heron chases an African spoonbill out of its dam. Image by Em Gatland.

A grey heron chases an African spoonbill out of its spot in Jason’s Dam near nThambo. Image by Em Gatland.

A leopard tortoise in detail. Image by Em Gatland.

A leopard tortoise in detail. Image by Em Gatland.

An intense image of the Ross Pride lioness and her warthog kill by Em Gatland.

An intense image of the Ross Pride lioness and her warthog kill by Em Gatland.

Blue waxbills and a green-winged pytilia enjoy nThambo's bird bath. Image by Jochen Van de Perre.

Blue waxbills and a green-winged pytilia enjoy nThambo’s bird bath. Image by Jochen Van de Perre.

 

Africa on Foot, Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger

A young elephant photographed on its own by Em Gatland.

A young elephant photographed on its own by Em Gatland.

Perspective from the tracker's seat on the Africa on Foot vehicle. Image by Em Gatland.

Perspective from the tracker’s seat on the Africa on Foot vehicle. Image by Em Gatland.

Ross Pride lioness looking more than satisfied with her impala kill. Image by Em Gatland.

Ross Pride lioness looking more than satisfied with her impala kill. Image by Em Gatland.

Hiding rhino and an oxpecker. Image by Em Gatland.

Hiding rhino and an oxpecker. Image by Em Gatland.

 

Umkumbe Safari Lodge, Sabi Sand Wildtuin, Greater Kruger

Wild dogs at Umkumbe - a guest favourite! Image by Em Gatland.

Wild dogs at Umkumbe – a guest favourite! Image by Em Gatland.

A blue-headed agama - one of the most striking reptiles in the bush. Image by Em Gatland.

A blue-headed agama – one of the most striking reptiles in the bush. Image by Em Gatland.

Scratching behind the ears. Image by Em Gatland.

Scratching behind the ears. Image by Em Gatland.

A lion looking into the sunlight. Image by Em Gatland.

A lion looking into the sunlight. Image by Em Gatland.

 

Camp Savuti, Savute Marsh, Chobe National Park

A black-backed jackal enjoying the sun in the Savute. Image by Kevin MacLaughlin.

A black-backed jackal enjoying the sun in the Savute. Image by Kevin MacLaughlin.

A malachite kingfisher on the move. Image by Kevin MacLaughlin.

A malachite kingfisher on the move. Image by Kevin MacLaughlin.

A typical Savute sight. Waterbucks on the yellow plains. Image by Kevin MacLaughlin.

A typical Savute sight. Waterbucks on the yellow plains. Image by Kevin MacLaughlin.

Caught mid-yawn on a lazy morning in the Savute. Image by Chloe Cooper.

Caught mid-yawn on a lazy morning in the Savute. Image by Chloe Cooper.

 

Camp Linyanti, Linyanti Swamps, Chobe National Park

A pearl-spotted owlet poses for a picture in the Linyanti. Image by Chloe Cooper.

A pearl-spotted owlet poses for a picture in the Linyanti. Image by Chloe Cooper.

Nose and toes. An elephant encounter in the Linyanti. Image by Chloe Cooper.

Nose and toes. An elephant encounter in the Linyanti. Image by Chloe Cooper.

A crested barbet coming to visit at Camp Linyanti. Image by Chloe Cooper.

A crested barbet coming to visit at Camp Linyanti. Image by Chloe Cooper.

A lion and his meal on the banks of the Linyanti swamps. Image by Chloe Cooper.

A lion and his meal on the banks of the Linyanti swamps. Image by Chloe Cooper.

 

Afrika Ecco Mobile Safaris, Okavango Delta

A white-backed vulture takes off from its perch to get its helping. Image by Em Gatland.

A white-backed vulture takes off from its perch to get its helping. Image by Em Gatland.

A hyena glances back before escaping with its prize from the kill. Image by Em Gatland.

A hyena glances back before escaping with its prize from the kill. Image by Em Gatland.

An strikingly coloured African green pigeon feasting on some wild figs. Image by Kevin MacLaughlin.

An strikingly coloured African green pigeon feasting on some wild figs. Image by Kevin MacLaughlin.

An elephant silhouette. Image by Em Gatland.

An elephant silhouette. Image by Em Gatland.

 

Mapula Lodge, Okavango Delta

Squacco heron in flight over the Okavango Delta. Image by Chloe Cooper.

Squacco heron in flight over the Okavango Delta. Image by Chloe Cooper.

Action shot as the lion rose from the sun-drenched airstrip in search of a shady spot to rest. Image by Chloe Cooper.

Action shot as the lion rose from the sun-drenched airstrip in search of a shady spot to rest. Image by Chloe Cooper.

New, green grass replaces the moribund after a wildlife and the rains in the Delta. Image by Chloe Cooper.

New, green grass replaces the moribund after a wildlife and the rains in the Delta. Image by Chloe Cooper.

A lazy day for giraffes in the hot Okavango Delta. Image by Chloe Cooper.

A lazy day for giraffes in the hot Okavango Delta. Image by Chloe Cooper.

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