Weekly sightings of the MalaMala Seven 13 – 19 July 2014

Weekly sightings of the MalaMala Seven 13 – 19 July 2014
Sightings for the week ending on 19 July 2014 Number of lion sightings: 10 Number of leopard sightings: 15 Number of elephant sightings: 32 Number of buffalo sightings: 14 Number of wild dog sightings: 1 Number of cheetah sightings: 2 Number of rhino sightings: 0 Lions: Marthly pride – 13th Eyrefield pride with bushbuck kill – 14th 3 Males from the Fourways pride – 14th Manyelethi males – 15th Eyrefield pride – 15th Manyelethi males – 16th 3 Males from the Fourways pride -17th Tjellahanga pride – 17th Eyrefield with a young giraffe kill –...
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MalaMala’s Top Five rangers’ images

MalaMala’s Top Five rangers’ images
Shortly after the announcement of the 2013 Photographer of the Year competition, MalaMala’s management launched an internal incentive to their ranger team for their very best wildlife photographs. Being out in the field every day in an environment thriving with phenomenal close contact animal interactions was bound to yield some incredible photographs. They were not disappointed! 6 professional photographers judged the images (including Shane Doyle, Max Waugh, Izak Pretorius, Greg du Toit, Stu Porter and Gerald Hinde) and the Top Five were selected. Images were judged on technical ability,...
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Weekly sightings of the MalaMala Seven 6 – 12 July 2014

Weekly sightings of the MalaMala Seven 6 – 12 July 2014
Sightings for the week ending on 12 July 2014 Number of lion sightings: 14 Number of leopard sightings: 18 Number of elephant sightings: 28 Number of buffalo sightings: 16 Number of wild dog sightings: 0 Number of cheetah sightings: 0 Number of rhino sightings: 0 Lions: 4 Members from the Fourways pride – 6th 1 Male, no I.D., with a giraffe carcass – 6th Eyrefield pride – 7th Charleston pride with a giraffe carcass – 7th Fourways pride – 7th Charleston pride – 8th 1 Male, no I.D. – 8th Eyrefield pride – 8th 2 Males and a female – 9th Tjellahanga...
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Cat fight!

Cat fight!
On the 4th of July, a giraffe which had perished from natural causes was found by one of our rangers close to our south-western boundary. The lion prides soon capitalized on the opportunity of a free meal, including the Charleston pride. Also in attendance was a male coalition known as the Sand River males (named by our neighbours, and hardly ever seen on MalaMala). One of the males from the coalition, referred to in this post as The Sand River male, was scent marking close to the giraffe carcass. The larger of the two males from the Charleston pride was not impressed and decided to make his...
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Announcing 2014′s “Photographer of the Year” Competition

Announcing 2014′s “Photographer of the Year” Competition
Following the resounding success of the 2013 MalaMala Photographer of the Year competition, we have decided to open the incentive to guests visiting the game reserve once again. The photographer of the winning picture stands to win the prize of two nights for two people sharing a Khaya at Rattray’s on MalaMala. Conditions: * Images must be captured between 1 January and 31 December 2014. * Images must be sent in high resolution to marketing@malamala.com. * Submissions must include the date the picture was captured, the name of the ranger, and a brief description of the sighting. * Images...
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Ten through the lens of Grant Roodt

Ten through the lens of Grant Roodt
This week’s images are through the lens of ranger Grant Roodt. These stunning images paint a different picture of ‘the wild’, and prove that life in the bush is not just about big animals only.
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