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James Tyrrell


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 Mhangeni Pride vs Elephants

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Sarah Bairstow


Wow!! What a great view!!! Congratulations Lucien!!!!

Senior Digital Ranger

That was quite amazing, thank you Lucien for capturing it & James for posting 🙂

Very Cool !!


Love how the one Lioness got her meal back

Trevor & Colleen

Hi Lucian, superb footage! Happy was lions being chased and not me. Was that Rich and Oxy in the footage?


Hi Colleen and Trevor,

It was Rich, but Rich Burman, not Ferrier, and Richard Siwela was the tracker.

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Sandy Johnson

The elephants were so close to the vehicle! Excitement beyond belief. Great sighting.

AMAZING!! Did the last lion that “sat down” in the distance, hidden by the grass, stay and watch or did he move on as well?
Great video! Love seeing the very small little baby elephant:)

Ellies rule! I know that!

Senior Digital Ranger

That was a very close encounter for the humans also.. Love to see how quiet and patient everyone was with the ellies so close.
Thank you for sharing this stunning video!

Bev Winter

Amazing. Can’t wait to visit

I agree absolutely BRILLIANT!! Those ellies are the most peaceful of beings, until you disturb the tranquility…’the force’. 🙂

Jill Grady

Fantastic! A great write up James and I loved the video Lucien! The Lions certainly didn’t take long to get out of the way!

Virtuel Bliss

Elephants are large but weak and coward. The brave lions run away because they have many cubs. If the lions have no cubs, they will counter attack, and the weak elephants will scurry away. Please look at the following video, a single male lion kill a young elephant, and the whole herd of 40 elephants could not do any thing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL9EGwrI4e4

Great footage Lucien!

WOW – what an amazing experience for all guests …… and rangers !!

S.w. Tsang

just another bunch of bullies eles are

Exceptional moments!!

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