Today humanity lost a giant, but his legacy will live on, though his personal walk has ended.
"I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended." (From Long Walk to Freedom, 1995)
Marakele Aardvark - Photo and Comment by Rudi Van Den Heever:
"I became one of the privileged few wild life photographers a while back, to capture this image of an Aardvark in the golden last light of the day in the Marakele National Park, South Africa. These nocturnal mammals are very skittish and shy and rarely seen at all, let alone in this light!
Many people regard them as part of the “small five” in Africa.”
Telegraph reader Rick Brightman sent us this excellent photo of a lion attacking an eland in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa. Rick writes: “This photo is one of a series I took of the attack, starting with the lion walking up to the eland (the lion didn’t charge, and the eland was pre-occupied drinking water and never noticed the lion until it was standing next to it) and finishing with the eland running away, the lion having given up the attack.” If you have a photograph you’d like us to consider for a picture gallery, please email it to email@example.com, supplying a little info on where and when the picture was taken.Picture: Rick Brightman
LIONESS - Queen of the Night - Comment and Photography by Brendon Cremer
A lioness captured on a cold winters night as she called into the night for her pride mates, image captured using a spotlight from behind her to create the rim lighting and to emphasize her smokey breath as she called. On safari with ODP Safaris, sabi sand game reserve, South Africa
Equipment: Nikon D3 & Nikkor 200-400 F4 VR