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Rosie
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Wonderful pictures, thanks James 🙂

Scott
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James,

Simply outstanding! Thanks for sharing.

Scott

Shirley
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Thank you for the wonderful weekly pictures. How is the Sparta pride doing. I haven’t heard some time from them.

James Crookes
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Hi Shirley,

The Sparta pride are doing well. Yesterday they finished off a zebra kill and are still on central Londolozi. It is always great to find them as there are now 7 cubs that are usually accompanying them and it also isn’t unusual for the Majingilane coalition to be with them. Keep watching the blog as they’ll likely make an appearance in the not too distant future.

Shirley
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Thank you for answering so quickly. This is wonderful news about the Sparta pride. I am looking forward for their appearance.

june Kruger
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Another set of outstanding pic’s… just love the two lionesses drinking. Thanks for sharing!!!

Tammy Perger
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Beautiful Pictures James,

22 more days & I will be there….Looking forward to meeting the Londolozi Family.

Thank You again for the Incredible Pictures.

James Crookes
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We look forward to welcoming you Tammy, I’m sure you’ll have some similar pictures to take home with you.

Raviraj Pawar
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Wonderful pictures and may londolozi always remain green.

Rae
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Phenomenal. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your photos and blog posts and how they bring me back to Londolozi in my mind’s eye. I can’t wait to return next May!

Mama Siegel
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Nice photos James!

Michel and Maria Brouillard
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Hi James, welcome back from your leave. Hope you had a great time. We constantly check the blog and look forward to yours and as usual you don’t disappoint. I feel like I’m there with you guys – that’s how good the photos and write ups are. Looking forward to the next one….Maria

James Crookes
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Thanks very much Maria, I’ll try and get more articles out for you!

Evette Hartig
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I haven’t seen anything about the sparta prides 3 cubs (who were very young when I saw them in May). Did they all survive? I know one of the sparta orphan cubs was killed, was the other one ever spotted again?

James Crookes
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Hi Evette,

The Sparta pride currently have 7 cubs. The break down of these are as follows: 3 born in March ’12 (8 months old), 2 born in June ’12 (5 months old), 2 born in July ’12 (4 months old). These cubs belong to the 3 females who are 5 years old. The 4th female (12 years old), doesn;t have any cubs at the moment. One of the orphaned cubs was killed by the Tsalala pride and the other one disappeared, presumed dead.

I hope that helps.

Evette Hartig
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Thank you James, I am so glad the cubs are doing well! It is so special to have your blog, it makes Londolozi seem close even though we are so far away,

Ubaids
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Awesome pics! Thanks! Leopards as always beautifull!

Sandy Johnson
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What an outstanding photographer you are James! Hope there will be an update of the Tsalala pride soon as well. It’s been a while.

James Crookes
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Thanks so much Sandy. I stand to be corrected, but I think Adam’s working on a piece on the Tsalala pride. Watch this space.

Claire-M. Lepage
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Great photos James! A very special mention goes to the Little bee eater’s one, it is … WOW!

Merle
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Thanks for so MANY photos of animals reflected in the water. My absolute favorite way to see them. The single Tsalala female is spectacular!

James Crookes
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Thanks Merle. It seems reflections have been my focus for the month so far… I always love getting these images, but it is so seldom that you manage to set up the scene correctly, so I’ve been trying to capitalise on any opportunity I’ve had!

Sheila
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I would never make it in the lion world. I have a terrible sense of direction, rwl. Loved the photos. especially the refection ones. Thank you.

vikranth
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Thanks for the wonderful photos. Did Maxabene get a chance to feed on warthog after it’s persistent waiting?

James Crookes
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Hi Vikranth, from what I saw, she managed to get a few scraps that the Marthly male dropped out of the tree, but that was about it. I suppose that it seems unfair as she helped make the kill but, with the Marthly male being twice her size, she would risk serious injury challenging him for a space to feed. She’s no stranger to having her kills robbed by male leopards, as the Camp Pan male has done it to her on numerous occasions.

Carol Robinson
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Wow, thank you, thank you, thank you – what an achievement – capturing such special shots – we are so fortunate to share your sightings 🙂

Trisha Siegel
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Amazing pictures!!

Jody Morrison
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AAh James.. you have succeeded in bringing Londolozi to New Mexico. Gorgeous pics and so good to see how our animals are doing. Thanks for another wonderful blog

Joan Borinstein
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Dear James- Is there anyway to send photos of my stay at Londolozi?
I was there with a group on September 17-18. On the morning drive we were privileged
to see a group of 3 male lions at rest. Would your journals be able to tell me which group this was
as I am following the daily blogs? If not, how can I send photos for identification.
I am looking forward to returning sometime this year. Many thanks for all you did to make
my days there the most memorable of my trip. Your recently posted photos are spectacular!

James Crookes
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Hi Joan,

The males that we viewed that day were 3 of the Majingilane coalition (there are 4 brothers in the coalition). There has been a lot written and filmed about these 4 lions on our blog. If you search for them on the blog, you should find a great deal of material!

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

MJ Bradley
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What outstanding photos. Thank you James for sharing your part of the world with us..
I don’t think you will ever know how very much we look forward the blogs from you and Londolozi.

Paul
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Will there be any post about the two mapogos?:)

Rich Laburn
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Yes Paul, keep your eye on the blog this week. rich

Hilary F
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Hi James and all at Londolozi
Great pics James. Steve and I loved our time at Tree Camp and the drives with you and Robert in late September. We had four more amazing weeks in Africa but our time at Londolozi was the highlight. I’ve been checking the blog photos and sightings each week in the hope of hearing more about the Mashaba female and her cub. Seems there’s been a few sightings of her recently but no mention of a cub. I hope she hasn’t lost it?
Hilary

James Crookes
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Hi Hilary,

I still haven’t seen her cubs, but she was seen recently, feeding on an impala in an almost inaccessible area and it seemed that she had two cubs with her. Both she and the youngsters seemed to be nervous and understandably so, as she hasn’t yet been around a game viewer with her cubs in tow. Watch this space, hopefully we’ll soon be able to capture an image or two of them!

Hilary F
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Great to hear she still has her cubs. Looking forward to pictures!

John Holley
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Crooksie these shots are almost as beautiful as Trisha..

Kevin
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Hi James
Very nice textures in the Elephant shot
Regards Kevin

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