When it comes to wildlife photography, where can we draw the line? There is wild life in everything, from the trees, to the soil, to the birds and the bees. It’s buffaloes and beasts alike that draw our attention at first glance: the rosetted pelt of a leopard streaking through the bush, the flick of a lion’s tail, or the mud-caked surface of an elephant’s ear. Bigger always seems to be better, but upon closer look, we recognise the beauty in the scales of a snake, or the bark of a tree, and celebrate wildlife photography in all its forms. Nature is all around us, characterised by creatures, great and small.
This week in the bush, we’ve admired pre-summer sunrises, gazed into the eyes of leopard cubs and lions, listened to the wash of dirt over an elephant’s back, and felt the tension in the air as herbivores approach a quiet waterhole. The magnificence of our wild earth is represented in this selection of photographs captured at our camps in the Greater Kruger and Botswana. Enjoy the Week in Pictures!