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Tom
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thanks for the new hyena den Talley and Freddy…. a guides best friend is an active hyena den… will spend lots of time there for sure…

Talley Smith
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Thanks Tom, there has been a new adventure every time we go there… they are still going strong though!

Jane West
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Another fabulous week in pictures Talley! I have never seen a giraffe resting! Another notch in my African education!

Talley Smith
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Thanks Janie, I learn something new every day out there!

Penny Parker
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That Gymnogene photo is absolutely glorious, as are all the rest for that matter. What fascinates me every week is not the quality of the pictures, I have no doubt in your teams amazing photography skills, the the beauty of the actual sightings themselves. We have a beautiful world, and the bush is the most beautiful place of all. Thanks for sharing your piece of heaven with me.

Talley Smith
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Thanks Penny, that gymnogene has been seen quite frequently close to camp and because they are so agile in trees, always provides great sightings. You’re absolutely right about us being so lucky to be in this piece of heaven!

Merle
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You know I’m loving the pictures of Shayne and his siblings! That’s not to say the rest of the photos are absolutely spectacular!!! Still wish I were there, but this is the next best thing.

Talley Smith
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We wish you were still here too. They really are getting so big, you would love to see them.

Sonja Waldl
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Brilliant. Thank you for putting this up. I love the cats, cant wait to come back and see them myself:-)

Talley Smith
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Thanks Sonja, I must admit, seeing them in person is an incredible experience and we hope you come visit us!

Judy Guffey
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Why do I tormet myself daily looking at these magnificent shots. I so wnat to be back at Londolozi!

Talley Smith
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We will be waiting for you when you can come back, Judy!

Debra Wortman
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Awesome as usual! Just got back from South Africa….and yet if someone said are you ready to go back…I would be packed!

Talley Smith
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It looks like you had such a lovely time, Debra; I’m so glad you’re hooked on South Africa!

Willy Smith
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SPECTACULAR

Talley Smith
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Thanks UW! 🙂

Sally Turner
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I am back ten days from Londolozi and MISS it. I love this series of photos so remiscient of my days there. Jess, our guide, told two intriguing stories about birds; I am embarrassed that I cannot remember the birds’ names. Can anyone help? One narrative is the bird who seals his mate up in the hole of a tree and keeps her there, feeding her through a small slot, until she looses her feathers, and gives birth. The other is the bird who makes a huge nest, foraging all sorts of debris for it. Thx, Sally

Talley Smith
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Hi Sally! I imagine Jess was talking about the hornbills who seal the females into holes in trees, feeding them while they tend to the brood… and also the hammerkop who has the largest nest, created from all kinds of things! Of course their hard work makes for prime real estate, lasting for years, so sometime you see other birds using the nest too. It is amazing how all the different species have adapted in their own ways…

Sally Turner
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Thanks so much for your answers! I love this Blog.

Margaret Bond
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Oh Talley, such amazing pictures. I want to come back to SA . . .

Talley Smith
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Don’t worry Marge it’s been planned for you… Bond/Cook/Pearce-Batten party provisional for next year!

rangerdiaries.com
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Talley these images are lovely, thank you. Please send a squeeze to Freddy.

Talley Smith
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Thanks James, he will really appreciate it…. ‘My friend James’ features prominently in many of Fred’s amazing stories.

Deenie
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Talley, the snapshot of the Vomba leopard covering her eyes as the hyena finishes off her prize is simply amazing. What a moment!! Hugs, Deenie

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