Some of you may have noticed a new name on the Londolozi blog in recent months. James Tyrrell has been contributing a lot of material recently, and with Adam Bannister having left for adventures overseas, James has stepped up to fill a more permanent role.
With that in mind, we felt it was time to give James a more formal introduction.
Originally from Cape Town, James graduated from Stellenbosch University with an honours degree in Zoology, and after hanging up his rowing blades, he finally put on his first pair of closed-toe shoes and headed off to pursue his life-long passion for beautiful wild places. After his adventures snowboarding and mountain climbing in Colorado and surfing in Australia and Indonesia, he turned his gaze closer to home. Having travelled widely through Malawi, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique and Tanzania, his love for open space and the true African wilderness led him to the South African Lowveld.
James arrived at Londolozi with his guitar slung over one shoulder and his camera under the other. With his contagious passion for wildlife and his natural charming enthusiasm James immediately fitted into the Londolozi family and he grew quickly into an invaluable member of the guiding team.
His talent as a photographer and his annoying penchant for spelling big words correctly led to him being snapped up by the Blog team, and it is certain that the creativity and positive energy he brings to every facet of his life at Londolozi will overflow into his articles.
Here are some of James’ favourite photos taken while guiding at Londolozi:
Good luck James. We look forward to many more wonderful photos and articles from you in the future.
Written by Helen Young