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Top 25 images from the 2nd quarter of 2018


Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.

– Anonymous

At Safari Architects, we are in a very fortunate position as guides to be able to host our guests on journeys to some of the most beautiful places Africa has to offer. As all of our guests will know, we are extremely passionate about these ecosystems, the animals within them and about photographing them, both for our pleasure and for our clients. As a tribute, we are very happy to present our top 25 images, taken over the past 3 months, on safari with you! From the Lowveld of Southern Africa, to the wide open plains of East Africa, we have experienced a huge array of habitats and the incredible animals that inhabitat them.

Thank you to everyone who shared these magical moments with us on safari. It gives us great pleasure to be able to showcase these moments that will be cherished forever.

An alpha pair of African wild dogs scanning the floodplains of the Okavango Delta for any prey.

An intense stare that would strike fear into the bravest of souls.

A male leopard glances back at us after being chased up a tree by a troop of baboons.

A inquisitive and ponderous look by one the rarest creatures on earth.

A journey of giraffe dwarfed by the grandeur of the landscape they occupy.

Beauty does exist at the end of a rainbow.

Dinner celebrations under the stars.

A beautiful starry night sky in the African bush

Lions of the Okavango Delta. Their big chests and strong upper bodies develop from having to cross water channels and flood plains like this.

Aerial shots from a helicopter of a small elephant herd.

African wild dogs hunting in the floodplains.

An adventurous and optimistic lion cub.

Aerial beauty.

Vumbura plains by night.

Penguin colonies at Boulders beach.

Elephants crossing a watery road.

A fresh steenbok kill witnessed from start to end.

Reptile beauty eye to eye.

A mothers love.

A lion cub perches atop mom for an inquisitive view of the world.

A very unique and rare encounter. Five cheetah cubs!

Mating leopards – definitely not something seen everyday.

A colossal white rhino bull.

Matt got to spend some time in India, and experience something magical. A tiger in Ranthambore National Park.

Photographed by: Chris Renshaw, Mike Sutherland and Matt Murray