Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends
Kyle de Nobrega and Ruth Nussbaum are at Kings Pool Camp in the Linyanti right now. Says Ruth, “It is absolutely spectacular and the amazing woodland that surrounds this region is as green as it gets.”
Feast your eyes on the beautiful photo essay they have shared from the past few days.
Peeking Impala – “You have to look even harder when everything is so lush and green to find the hidden gems in summer. The beauty of the green season makes every subject look spectacular amongst the luminous landscape.”
Baboon Hangover – “When life is easy and the foraging so good, even the characteristic energetic behaviour of baboons is met with appreciation at this abundant time of year. They have the time to appreciate the small things in life before the rains disappear and the challenge of life intensifies.”
Leopard Descent – “A flock of Meves’ starlings singing in a nearby tree would certainly give away the presence of this young male leopard who knew all too well the potential onslaught of alarm calls. As soon as dusk set in and the noisy flock flew away, he took his chance and descended into the evening to patrol his new territory.
Wild Dogs on the Hunt – “Searching for the local pack of 11 Wild Dogs at Kings Pool requires patience. Using every sense to hone in on their location is crucial and Impala often are the best give away. Eventually a wall of ears bounding up and down above the green grass gives away their presence, a comical scene of behaviour classic to this time of year”.
Hide and Seek – “This stunning young female leopard near Kings Pool momentarily scanned the floodplains to watch the approaching herd of red lechwe. Luckily, she gave us a brief moment to observe her before she headed back into the thicket to meet with her mate. Co-incidentally it also happened to be Valentine’s Day”.
Painted Wolves – “At this time of year the alternate name ‘painted wolf’ applies tenfold. The wild dogs’ multi-coloured coats do little justice for camouflage and the beautiful contrast makes for spectacular photographic scenes.”
Elephants in the Forest – “There is a special magic about in the bush at dawn: the droplets of water still clinging to every leaf and blade of grass from the previous night’s rain accompany the swathe of green that carpets the understory perfectly. These ancient woodlands really come to life as this time of year when a herd of elephants appear quietly below the canopy to feed.”
Written and photographed by Kyle de Nobrega and Ruth Nussbaum.