Week in Pictures: Nature’s Inspiration

Our human desire to seek inspiration is neverending. We find inspiration in people, in hobbies, in smells, sights, sounds, and tastes, and we certainly find inspiration in nature. The great outdoors hold some of the greatest and most natural beauty of this earth, and when it is left to its own devices, it comes across as even more magnetic and inspiring. We watch the world of wildlife exist, acting on instinct, and living and dying according to the law of survival of the fittest. Whenever we want to feel rejuvenated, refreshed, centred, calm, positive, inspired, we look to nature, and we are never disappointed. We are so enthralled by the natural world that we try to capture moments in time, freeze-framing them in photos, or duplicating them on film. Then, we share those captures with the world, and deliver our recycled source of inspiration, artistically reworked, injected with our own energy. Here is our weekly supply of nature’s best – the photographic representations of the top moments of the week on safari… This is the Week in Pictures: Nature’s Inspiration.


nThambo Tree Camp, Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger

The smell of a giraffe carcass is ripe in the air, sending hunger pangs to the hyenas

The return of the Trilogy male we presumed to be dead

African giants on a misty morning

A still moment in the buzz of the early morning

Africa on Foot, Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger

The return of the last remaining Trilogy male last seen in the area 7 months ago

A young male impala after having survived rutting season

Late afternoon backlighting, shrouding this hyena with a silver lining

Tall trees dwarfing the enormous bulk of an elephant

Ezulwini Game Lodges, Balule Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger

Two male giraffes size each other up and make it look like a tender moment between lovers

"Sunset is the opening music of the night." - Mehmet Murat ildan

A flap-neck chameleon marching to the beat of its own drum

A lioness sets her sights on movement in the distance

Tuskers Bush Camp, Kwatale Conservancy, Northern Botswana

Leopard gives chase in the darkness

A scops owl grips onto its 8-legged prey

Leaving the waterhole after a drink at dusk

A woolly-necked stork takes flight from a height

Umkumbe Safari Lodge, Sabi Sand Wildtuin, Greater Kruger Park

Tatowa the leopardess licks her chops during an arboreal feast

An elephant calf learning the ropes as the herd feeds around the little one

A Mangheni breakaway lioness, fixes her gaze, instinctual

A mother's touch showing tenderness in the harsh world of nature