Grazing impala dwarfed by a deceased leadwood tree

Week in Pictures: Celebrating the Earth

It’s International Earth Day today, giving us even more of an excuse to brag about our fantastic week in the natural world of Safari! From the Greater Kruger Park to Botswana’s epic Chobe Riverfront, we’ve received a photographic overload of wildlife evidence from this¬†week’s game drives. These sublime wild regions are protected areas, dedicated to the animal inhabitants of our planet, and we are privileged to be able to visit them in their territories. Fresh out of our lodges this week are all sorts of animals posing in spectacularly photogenic ways and highlighting their natural beauty. Take a look at the reasons we have to celebrate the earth in this week’s Week in Pictures!

Ezulwini Game Lodges, Balule Nature Reserve, Kruger

A curious herd of impala make for a fantastic photo as they all pay attention to the photographer

An elephant lags behind the herd and crosses the road alone in the afternoon light

One of the young members of the Olifants West Pride directs his golden-eyed glare at a rustle in the bushes

A waterbuck cow stops chewing to investigate our presence on the riverbank

nThambo Tree Camp, Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Kruger

The sun sets on another day in the Klaserie, and the vultures are around to watch it go down

The exquisite face of one of the Ross Breakaway lionesses seen in fine detail as her gaze settles on the photographer

Up close with an elephant as she bathes herself in a cloud of dust exhaled from her trunk

A black-backed jackal comes to drink in the early morning light

Umkumbe Safari Lodge, Sabi Sand Wildtuin, Kruger

The gorgeous Tatowa - youthful female leopard seen regularly in our neighbourhood

Signs of there having been rain is this beautiful golden orb-web spider, seen here clinging to its web

A herd of buffalo and their accompanying oxpeckers

A side-striped jackal captured in the spotlight as it trots through the darkness looking for food to scavenge

Africa on Foot, Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Kruger

Looking deep into the eyes of the Ross Breakaway lioness as they rested in the morning sunlight

A zebra foal changes direction to find its mother as it realises its vulnerability out in the open

A herd of impala stop and look up at the approaching game viewer

An elephant bull approaching from the peach-tinted setting sun

John Chase Safaris, Chobe National Park, Botswana

Grazing impala dwarfed by a deceased leadwood tree

A herd of buffalo cross the Chobe River floodplain under the candy-stained skies

A gathering of some of earth's largest mammals at the Chobe River

A lioness makes a move towards her buffalo carcass after spending hours digesting in the horizontal position

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