Solid gold could describe the rich ambers and apricots of the sunsets and the sunrises of the bush, or the immeasurable value of the safari offerings in the secret corners of the Kruger Park and northern Botswana. Solid gold is an expression used to describe the best of the best, the most treasured, the most precious. When we arrive at Friday, we get to reflect on the past week’s wildlife activity, sift through all the sighting reports, relive the early morning and afternoon game drives and bush walks, and remember just how spoilt we have been. From the mound of memorable moments, we have the tough task of selecting what we deem to be solid gold. This week, the ‘gold’ theme has been carried through the almost-winter sunsets, which have glinted so promisingly through the trees at the end of each day.
Some of our most captivating occasions took place at this golden hour, where the landscape was set aglow; while other favourite moments were chosen because they boasted gold status of another kind. A tender moment between two young elephants; a perfect image of the moon and all its craters; a fierce stare from a buffalo in the shadows; or a perfectly positioned leopardess; we have gathered our top shots of the week and aptly called them Solid Gold. Enjoy this Friday’s edition of the Week in Pictures.