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James Souchon

Field Guide

James started his guiding career at the world-renowned Phinda Game Reserve, spending four years learning about and showing guests the wonder of the incredibly rich biodiversity that the Maputaland area of South Africa has to offer. Having always wanted to guide in the ...

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on The Week in Pictures #277

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Alex
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Nhlanguleni female and i think Mhobeni male is actually N’weti male,son of Nyeleti and Hlab’nkunzi female.

James Souchon
Field Guide

Well done Alex! Thanks I have amended the name.

Margaret Taylor
Member
Guest

Is it the Ndzanzeni 4:3 Female?

James Souchon
Field Guide

Hi Margaret, the Ndzanzeni female’s territory lies further south and east. It was the Nhlanguleni female.

Lynn Burton
Member
Guest

My vote is for the Nanga 4:3 female.

James Souchon
Field Guide

Hi Lynn, it was the Nhlanguleni female. Thanks for commenting.

CHRIS WOOD
Member
Guest

MASHABA FEMALE

James Souchon
Field Guide

Hi Chris, it was the Nhlanguleni female but it’s a tricky one because she also has some small black spots on her nose like the Mashaba female. Hope you loved your last trip, it was great to catch up!

Odie
Member
Guest

Are the Tsalala males become nomadic? thank you

James Souchon
Field Guide

Hi Odie, yes they are still quite Nomadic. Still being quite young they haven’t been able to dominate a territory of their own just yet.

Odie
Member
Guest

They are three strong males right? thank yoi

Mary Beth Wheeler
Member
Guest

Is this the Nkoveni female?

James Souchon
Field Guide

Hi Mary Beth, The Nkoveni Female already has small cubs so it would be unlikely that she would mate at this stage. It was the Nhlanguleni female

Richard Rochester
Member
Guest

Really great photography – keep them coming!!!

James Souchon
Field Guide

Thanks Richard

John
Member
Guest

Hi James my I think it is Tutlwa

James Souchon
Field Guide

Hi john, unfortunately we believe the Tutlwa female is deceased. It was the Nhlanguleni female.

Lynne
Member
Guest

Vomba?

Lynne
Member
Guest

OK – changed my mind, as Vomba is deceased. 🙂 Last guess – Ndzanzeni. Wow – so hard without a full close-up to check spots and all!

James Souchon
Field Guide

Hi Lynne, The Ndzanzeni Female’s territory is a bit further south and east. It was the Nhlanguleni female.

Chuck Illig
Member
Guest

Wow it is so GREAT ea. Nite when I do emails to see what is going on at Londolozi you guys do a Great job of keeping us updated even though we can’t be there THANKS Chuck

James Souchon
Field Guide

It’s our pleasure Chuck. Glad you enjoy it.

Al Kaiser
Member
Guest

Some truly great pictures. I’m going to guess the Mashaba female based on the location although I couldn’t identify the distinctive mark on her nose. A great sighting nonetheless.

James Souchon
Field Guide

Hi Al, it was actually the Nhlanguleni Female but she was in the Mashaba female’s territory and she also has some small black spots on her nose just not as prominent as those of the Mashaba female’s. Great guess though it was a tricky one! Great seeing you last trip! Hope you are well.

Lynne
Member
Guest

Well, shoot! I thought it was going to be one of the females on the link you gave. I kept trying to match her with those and none of them fit exactly, so I chose what I thought was the closest one. You guys are tricky!
Thanks for this lovely guessing game. I really enjoyed it. I give even more credit to all of you for being able to distinguish between these magnificent animals and usually at quite a distance, no less!

Barbara Bethke
Member
Guest

Assume its the Tamboti 4:3 female. I love your blog and want to thank you for the wonderful pictures and interesting reports and stories. I’ve been two times in the neighborhood of Londolozi and want very much to come to your place.

Richard Walker-Randall
Member
Guest

I read the blog daily but today’s really was special bringing back awesome memories of my trip in December with Ted Swindon. Although I’m far away in New Zealand the daily blog takes me back instantly! Thank you!

Richard Walker-Randall
Member
Guest

I read the blog daily but today’s really was special bringing back awesome memories of my trip in December with Ted Swindon. Although I’m far away in New Zealand the daily photos and news takes me back instantly! Thank you!

Odie
Member
Guest

Much appreciate answering so many question,thank you for a great blog more powers to you and everyone in Londolonzi team

Lynne
Member
Guest

I think I might have a broken link to “The Leopards of Londolozi” page. When I pull up the page it only lists 11 leopards and doesn’t include the Nhlanguleni female or the Flat Rock male. When you put up a link for the Nhlanguleni female in the comments I can now access her page, but I can’t get it at the first link that was posted. Is that just my computer doing this? Thanks! I love this blog so much!

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Lynne,
We’ll look into it, thanks.

Wendy Hawkins
Member
Guest

Stunning pictures James, especially of the sunset over Camp Dam – it is just awesome! Please can I use it as a Background on my pc? Have a great week & keep us enthralled 🙂

James Souchon
Field Guide

With pleasure Wendy! Thanks for reading!

sandra harmon
Member
Guest

the sunset photo at Camp Dam is ABSOLUTELY lovely!

Michael Bolte
Member
Guest

Lots of wonderful photos here! It would be interesting to also have the focal length of the shot in addition f-number, exposure time and iso.

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