A week of natural sculptures in photos

By Luke Street

I had a lot fun this week attempting to capture various interesting and beautiful aspects of the Timbavati. I did not go out on that many safaris this past week, so my photographic opportunities were slightly limited, however I took the opportunity to focus on some other aspects around Tanda Tula Safari Camp!

Recently a couple of white backed vultures, the most common species of vulture in Africa, decided to start a nest close to the lodge and it has been incredible to watch the nest grow over the last few weeks. It was a rare privilege to spend some real time with these scavengers this week as they got properly acquainted and finished off the final touches to their new home.

It is wonderful to see that the watering holes have maintained a good level going into the dry winter months. It seems this availability has also spurred the small waterbuck population in the area to stick around a little longer. Waterbuck are not an antelope we see all that often around Tanda Tula, but I really do love to see these graceful creatures and there have been some spectacular bulls moving around too.

One of the true wonders of this part of the Greater Kruger system, is the massive elephant population and this week we have had a number of breeding herds around as well as some big bulls, both young and old. Spending time with these beasts, and in particular the lone bulls, is always incredibly special as each animal seems to have a story to tell.

It was surprisingly really enjoyable photographing more of the environment this week, from natural sculptures, which could be a new passion for me, to the gorgeous sunsets, this wilderness area we live in never ceases to amaze me.

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