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Alex Jordan

Field Guide

Born in Cape Town, Alex grew up on a family wine estate in Stellenbosch. Spending much of his young life outdoors, Alex went on many a holiday into Southern Africa’s national parks and wild areas. After finishing high school, he completed a number ...

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on The Week in Pictures #322

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Alex incredible beautiful images this week. They are all stunning. Can’t choose a favourite but the elephant with the new born baby is special.

Ian Hall
Senior Digital Ranger

these are seriously good, even by your usual high standards

Dina Petridis
Explorer

great pictures again !

Denise Vouri
Digital Tracker

Stunning images Alex. The mother/infant elephant story is beautiful and really shows the strong bond of the pair. Your Schotia tree shot is also classic with the leopards aboard. Thanks for sharing!!

Wendy Macnicol
Explorer

I loved the picture of the Tamboti female’s mesmerizing concentration – close up! A bit unnerving …… Glad I wasn’t her prey!
Also the wrinkled nose of the mating male Lion. He looks as if he REALLY wasn’t enjoying it that much at all …. as if his honeymoon partner hadn’t used her deodorant recently (or at all – ever). Animals fascinate me. Wendy M

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Digital Tracker

I am so often reminded of the expected high level of writing expertise coupled with the superb photography at Londolozi. This week seemed to surpass even the highest bar. The images are totally 5 star and the storyline so entertaining. My congratulations to Jeff. I must add that I also like the creative banner (if that’s what it’s called) using the capital letters for The Week in Pictures, while overlaying an excellent wildlife image. Eye-catching, creative and imaginative. Cudo’s to whoever designed it. What can I say….all of you are so special and talented!

Karen Millman
Explorer

These are all sooooo gorgeous…………the Mashaba female has a special place in my heart after seeing her there……and the elephant mama and baby is truly heart warming.

Some outstanding and unusual photos Alex – pleased you finally saw the longed-for sighting on the Schotia! Thank you for sharing.

Mike Ryan
Explorer

Amazing pictures again and ha ha for good measure you throw in a Malachite kingfisher at the end. Mrs Ryan will be so envious

Nicki Ryan
Explorer

Yes – Mrs Ryan is very envious! Next time!!

Alex Jordan
Field Guide

Hahahaha. Until next time…

Kelly Bernard
Explorer

Amazing stories, synchronicity, and shots! What an inspiring time!!!

Alex Jordan
Field Guide

It truly is. Thank you Kelly. I really appreciate the kind words.

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Absolutely incredible range of photos, too hard to pick a favourite!!

Alex Jordan
Field Guide

Thanks so much Callum!!

Susan Strauss
Digital Ranger

Extraordinary shots!

Alex Jordan
Field Guide

Thank you Susan

Wendy Hawkins
Senior Digital Ranger

Oh Alex I did have a few chuckles! The zebra were just inspecting the painting job to make sure it was good! That Schotia must have been an amazing tree when it was alive, as it is magnificent in its dead form & leopards do make the most “uncomfortable” branches look like the best resting place. All your pictures are just so beautiful I have to favour them all 🙂 Have a great weekend

Alex Jordan
Field Guide

Haha it was an interesting yet picturesque scene indeed. I wasn’t fortunate to see it alive but as you say it must have been spectacular. You are completely right. Thank you for the kind words.

Lachlan Fetterplace
Digital Ranger

Great pictures. I really want to know what that dead Schotia tree looks like now though…

Alex Jordan
Field Guide

Haha all i can say is that its an incredible scene and even better when not one but two leopards decide to climb it. Dream come true. Thank you.

Alessandra Cuccato
Digital Ranger

I am glad to see that the one Tsalala young female is still alive. And it is so great to see Ingrid and her cub again. When we saw them in early last december the cub was thought to be a male. What a beautiful girl she is, she has amazing eyes. I love the picture of her on top of her mother!

Alex Jordan
Field Guide

Thanks so much. It truly was a special sighting. It’s always hard sexing leopard cubs at an early age but she is indeed a young female. It was a special scene.

Nicki Ryan
Explorer

Hi Alex – you never fail to impress! Thank you. Great to the Mashaba young female thriving. As you may remember she is my favourite having seen her as a cub and thereafter. Her tummy looks quite big. Given she was chasing a genet she was possibly hungry so her tummy may be down to a pregnancy by the Inyathini male (early Jan)? I cannot pick a best shot as they are all awesome although the malachite does make me feel somewhat envious!! Superb shots Alex.

Alex Jordan
Field Guide

I’m glad you enjoyed the image of Mashaba young female and thought of you when posting the image. It did cross my mind yet she is still quite young. Only time will tell to see what develops. Thank you!

Judy Hayden
Explorer

What beautiful pictures. A good variety. The baby elephant was precious. I hope that you can her more of that little one. That young leopard uptop of that tree with his mother was funny. He was going to make himself fit. So kid like. Thank you for the great pics and blog.

Alex Jordan
Field Guide

Thank you so much Judy

Jill Larone
Explorer

All beautiful pictures, Alex, but I especially love the Elephant with her newborn calf — very special! I hope the Tsalala young female finds her way back to join the pride — it’s very sad seeing her on her own now.

Alex Jordan
Field Guide

Thanks so much Jill. It was an incredible moment to witness its wobbly legs and first few steps. I have my fingers crossed.

Michael & Terri Klauber
Digital Tracker

Alex, Thanks for the summary and photos from another exciting week in the bush! We can’t wait to return!

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