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James Tyrrell

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James had hardly touched a camera when he came to Londolozi, but his writing skills that complemented his Honours degree in Zoology meant that he was quickly snapped up by the Londolozi blog team. An environment rich in photographers helped him develop the ...

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on The Week in Pictures #66

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Jenifer Westphal
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James, THANK YOU FOR RETURNING TO YOUR WEEK IN PHOTOS!!! THEY ARE BRILLIANT! The shot of the lion walking past the Londolozi sign took my breath away! I hope to be out early one morning to experience a lion’s roar — soon, I hope! Your photo blog made the start of my Friday (I know it’s soon the evening there) extraordinary!

Rosie
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Beautiful leopards, especially the little cub with the HUGE eyes !

Sheena
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Loved the Impala lamb photo – loved them all actually – this is such a great blog and your hard work (and talent) is truly appreciated – have a great weekend one and all – hope your dancing legs have recovered!!!

MJ
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Thank you for sharing with us your little corner of the world.. Some of us can only dream of being there
So this is the next best thing.

Arden Zalman
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All is well. The weekly blog is back. I will now have a good week-end. Thank you for saving my sanity with reminders of what I will see in a few more weeks.

Rae
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Fantastic! So glad TWIP is back!!

Leslie Backus
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To catch a bird in flight like that, do you focus on him sitting on a branch and then wait for him to fly and follow? I just have no luck at it. That is a great shot!

Also, love the lion crossing the hump with the beautiful light on his face.

It is snowing and dreary here, wish I was there!

James T
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Hi Leslie,

To be perfectly honest, that shot was pure luck. I was out experimenting with my new lens (Canon 70-200mm f2.8) – which thankfully has a very fast auto-focus – when we spotted the bee-eater. It was hawking from a branch nearby, and as it returned to its perch from an unsuccessful swoop I pointed and shot. The original shot was slightly wider, as 200mm is not really adequate for bird photography, so I had to crop the final image slightly in order to fill the frame with the bee-eater a bit more.

Bee-eaters can be relatively predictable in their hawking movements, so either waiting for one to fly from a perch or back to it can work equally as well.

James

Jess
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My favourite is the oxpecker shot. Thanks Jamo!

JEN
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Just love the oxpecker nest builders!
STUNNING!

Christine
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Spectacular! Nature never grows boring or repetitive even when we have seen similar pictures of the same creatures. My fav is the one in front of the sign!

Evette Hartig
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The pair of red-billed oxpeckers with hair plucked from an impala lamb was an amazing shot. It just goes to show what varied subjects you find on each and every drive at Londolozi – truly a magical place!

Judy Altman
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The photo of the oxpeckers on the impala is definitely a contest winner . . . absolutely brilliant.

We have stayed at Londolozi twice and we are coming back in December. Say hi to Talley for me.

Judy Altman

Merle
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WOW!!! Although I miss Talley’s weekly endeavors….your contributions this week are SPECTACULAR!!

The one of the impala and oxpeckers? Award winning shot!

Gives us something to “shoot” for when we return in December!

Amy
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I also want to say thank you for “the week in pictures” returning! My family checks the blog daily (sometimes several times in a day to see if there is any new news!) and we are always excited when we get to see all the pictures – makes us wish we were returning soon!

Talley
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Jamo, that shot of the oxpeckers on the impala is AWESOME! Well done!

Rich
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Great to have the week in pics return. Fantastic shots Jamo, I really love the ow keys and impala.

Judy Guffey
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The oxpeckers….what a shot! Can’t wait to be back and find something equally wonderful.

Carsten
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Thank you for these pictures, they were awesome… And I’ve said this before, but, I’m going to say it again. The Golden Mane Majingilane isn’t so gold anymore…. His mane has a lot of black in it now.

James T
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Hi Carsten.

This is true; in fact all of the Majingilane have darker manes now than they did when they first arrived. For simplicity’s sake however, and to avoid confusion, we are sticking to the original names each lion was given.
James

Kobus Muller
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Thank You , i am still enjoying all the wonderful photos you share with us. I have directed so many friends to your newsletter and they all are amazed , Great Thanks again.

louise Taback
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Thank You for these Awesome pictures!!!!

Shirley
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Beautiful, I enjoyed it. Thank you.

Dorothy
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Thank you Adam, it was always a pleasure to read your Blog each day. Your excellent pictures and stories kept my husband and I electronically connected to a very special place that remains in our hearts and memories. All the very best to you as you start the next chapter in your Book Of Life….we’ll surely miss you.

Bon Voyage!!

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