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Mike Sutherland  Safari Architects Private Guide | Photographer | Content Creator | **Melvill & Moon Ambassador** Currently: Jozi Streets!

| | The Wildest Dogs | | Mana Pools is one of very few wild places in Africa to have experiences such as this one.
To track and find a pack on foot, then spend hours photographing them without disturbing them or provocation. There is no need for fear, just respect and humility. **Swipe right to see how this was taken ** #mikesutherlandphoto #safariarchitects #wilddogs #africa #manapools #onfoot #safari #photographic #wildafrica #africanbushcamps

| | The Fallen Steenbok | | We followed her for over an hour, as she called out vigorously for a potential mate nearby. Having recently lost her litter, she was in perusal of the dominant male to restart the process.
After some time with her, there was a brief moment of still, a split second and then she burst into full flight.
Before we knew what had transpired we could see the writhing body of this young steenbok in her strong jaws.
She was vigilant; the distress call would attract any nearby predator, and like clockwork, it happened.
A hyena was on her tail, but she was fortunate to have passed this Marula tree moments before making the kill. And like a magician with a wand, she was up the tree, her bounty now safe!
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| | Come out, come out, where ever you are | | A Suricate in search of a juicy scorpion in the last moments of evening light, before heading to it’s family burrow to spend the night.
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| | When Lions Roar | | The most amusing moments with this young leopard who we found draped over this fall tree.
After a few moments with her, 3 territorial male lions began calling less than half a kilometer away.
This cub immediately jumped down, and began this hilarious process of peeking over the log then hiding away each time the lions roared!
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| | What’s Lurking in the Grass | | On a recent helicopter ride over the Okavango Delta, we briefly flew over this herd of impala. They were staring intently at something close by, something that forced them to huddle up and protect each other!
When I looked back at this image, I was really hoping to get lucky and capture the predator in the frame. Either way, an interesting take on some great behavior.
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| | Chasing Tail | | After a full week on Safari, I have returned home and can’t wait to work through some images from our trip! An incredible few days with a wonderful family!
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| | Adventures continue | | After an awesome few days in the Kalahari, our @safariarchitects guests are almost as excited as me to get to @londolozi tomorrow! Keep an eye out for some exciting wildlife viewing over the next few days!
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#bespokesafari #spiritofsafari #thisissouthafrica #iamnikonsa #privateguide #createwithnikon #londolozi

| | The Pie Thief | | Tomorrow morning I leave for an awesome Safari around South Africa. Our @safariarchitects guests will be treated to the magic of the “Green Kalahari” at @tswalu then onto the bushveld of @londolozi.
Follow my story to stay updated on our journey!
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| | Trafficking the Temminck’s | | The only pangolin species in Southern Africa, is the Temminck’s Pangolin. This weekend, I leave for the first portion of our next Safari to @tswalu, in search of these rare beauties.
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#bespokesafari #spiritofsafari #thisissouthafrica #iamnikonsa #privateguide #createwithnikon

| | Family always come first | | No matter the obstacle, with loved ones around you, it is always a safer road. This tiny little elephant made its way through this deep channel surrounded by its herd. A phenomenal sight to witness!
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| | Walking into a new Start | | After a long weekend of fun and happiness, we look back at some fond memories of the weeks past.
Off on safari again this week with @safariarchitects, this time to @tswalu and @londolozi. I can’t wait!
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#bespokesafari #spiritofsafari #thisissouthafrica #iamnikonsa #privateguide #createwithnikon

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