my favourite photos of 2012 – part 3

Winter turned to summer and the rains began to fall again, bringing back the lost colours and also heralding a new era for the Southern Pride as one of the Kruger males was lost as well as a few of the cubs which left us wondering what would happen to this super pride. 2013 will be an interesting year for the lions and it will be interesting to see whether the pride manages to stay together or splits into 2 new groups. As summer moved in the insects began to emerge and now moving into December there is an abundance of insect life everywhere you look. This is also the time when all the migratory birds come back to join us to take advantage of the food abundance while having their young. What a year it has been and I look forward to the year ahead at Sabi Sabi.

leopard in a tree

leopard with a kill

elephant baby while on safari at sabi sabi

rock paintings


cheetah at sabi sabi luxury safari lodges

giraffe sunset

dung beetle

zebra on the plains at sabi sabi

lion in the road at sabi sabi

vervit monkeys playing at sabi sabi

lilac breasted roller

macro photo

night safari at sabi sabi

leopard with a kill

leopard in a tree with a kill

elephant baby while on safari at sabi sabi

male lion drinking from water hole

leopards mating at sabi sabi

elephant trunk

impala lilly at sabi sabi



wilddog chasing giraffe at sabi sabi

lion at sabi sabi


elephant at waterhole while on safari at sabi sabi

sandriver leopard at sabi sabi


herd of elephant while on safari at Sabi Sabi

sunrise at Sabi Sabi

giraffe at Sabi Sabi

leopard at Sabi Sabi

leopard stalking its prey while on night safari

leopard drinking at a waterhole while on safari at Sabi Sabi

leopard in a tree with a kill

by: Richard de Gouveia (Little Bush Camp ranger)


  1. cas strouse says

    Happy New Year Richard! Hope 2013 will bring as many incredible pictures as all of 2012! However still missing an action shot of my HoneyBadger.

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