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David Dampier

Financial Manager

David left the bright lights of Johannesburg and a promising career as a chartered accountant to join the Londolozi Ranging team in 2009. After three years spent as a guide, during which he built up a formidable reputation as one of Londolozi's top ...

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on The Leopards of Londolozi # 9

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Sandy Johnson
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What fantastic pictures, especially the ones of Short Tail swinging! Glad to read Pink Nose’s eye injury is improving. Thanks for bringing those beautiful animals for me to enjoy today.

Sandy

Penny Parker
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Wow what a series of photographs. some stunning efforts! what was the end result with the Short Tail story? 🙂

David Dampier
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Hi Penny, as far as we know he eventually managed to get it down. He has since been seen having left the kill, so we assume he had finished it as it would be unusual for him to abandon an unfinished kill.

Jess and Ryan
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But David, do you have any pics of a mating rhinopotomus? Nice pics, btw!

David Dampier
Financial Manager

The rhinopotopus is extremely elusive, but I’ll let you know soon as we find one!

Gail Woloz
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These are unbelieveable photos!!! WOW!!! Miss being there so much!

Patsy Weingart
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I…JUST….CANNOT…WAIT!! Got a new camera and len ordered. See you next August. PW

Rich Laburn
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What camera and lens combination did you get Patsy? Look forward to seeing you next August.

Tom
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have to mention that i haven’t seen so much leopard activity on hoisted kills for quite some time. is it the weather? better tracking? good luck? or are the hyenas missing a trick or two (more to the point are we missing a few hyenas after several months of robust male lion activity)… i think lions have curbed hyena activity and this is borne out by the fact that we have only just discovered a new hyena den (thanks Talley and Freddy), leopards are keeping kills for longer and lions are starting to find and steal leopard kills… cracker sighting with Shorty…

Jo Lynne Jones
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What fun with the lightening. My first reaction was that you were using fill flash. Nature even flashed on the correct side of the subject!
Short Tail managed to show off that glorious coat in a way that most photographers don’t get a chance to capture. Will enjoy viewing these over and over.

David Dampier
Financial Manager

Thanks Jo Lynn! Although I didn’t use a flash, we were using the spotlight as well which added to the effect and I think makes it seem as if a flash was used?

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