I am glowing with pride as I sit down to write this. Many of you have been following this blog for the last few years and may very well have read a number of my pieces. I must extend a huge thanks to those loyal readers who have helped inspire me to continue to explore this creative outlet. Your comments and feedback have kept me motivated and keen to continue to share my passion. There can been no hiding the fact that my passion, both for wildlife and writing, has been directed and focused on the lion populations that call Londolozi home. I am fascinated by their lives, their movements and the interactions between these majestic cats. I am intrigued by the question of why we humans find these animals so alluring.
The term Lion Warfare was coined as a descriptive way to group together my writings and to help convey the difficulties these animals experience on a daily basis. After researching, observing, writing, filming and photographing lions extensively for the last 2 years we, at Londolozi, are excited to be launching an iBook, designed especially for Apple iPads.
Here it is…
The Lions of Londolozi – Tsalala Pride
In order to get your personal digital copy follow these steps:
- Own an Apple iPad
- Proceed to the iBookstore with your Apple ID
- Type in the search bar ‘Lions of Londolozi‘ or ‘Adam Bannister‘
- You can also just follow this link which takes you directly to the iTunes page
- Alternatively you could go to www.londolozi.com and click on the store button
South African Apple ID users may have an issue as this is not yet available on the SA iTunes Store. There are ways to get around this. Click here to see how.
Brief Summary of what it is all about
An innovative style of book that tracks the lives of a particular pride of lions over the last 14 years. It proposes a fascinating interpretation of events, lying somewhere between academic and anthropomorphic, offering an un-obscured view into the secretive lives of Africa’s most majestic cat. Combined with glorious full-page colour photographs, maps, films, sounds and family trees this iBook touches on numerous aspects of lion behaviour and design: prides, coalitions, territories, hunting, breeding, communication, infanticide as well as the much misunderstood relationship between prides and amongst pride-members.
This book will increase your knowledge of cat behaviour and help you to grasp the highs and lows experienced by lions. It will allow you to follow the real life story and development of the much loved Tsalala Pride, a pride made famous by the two tailless lionesses, fighting adversity on a daily basis. Surviving not only for themselves but also for betterment of their cubs and the continuation of the gene-line.
Here are a couple of Screen Shots taken from the book showing the effective integration of text, photography and video.
Thank you in advance for your support
Written by Adam Bannister
The book is dedicated to the tracker, Solly Mhlongo, with whom I work so closely, and was designed and laid out by my exceptionally talented brother, Simon Max Bannister. David ‘Doyle’ Dampier is to be credited for many of the photographs used in the book.
Thanks so much for the support James. It has been a wonderful adventure!