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Amy Attenborough

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Amy worked at Londolozi from 2014 to 2017, guiding full time before moving into the media department, where her photographic and story-telling skills shone through. Her deep love of all things wild and her spiritual connection to Africa set her writing and guiding ...

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on The Week In Pictures #174

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Marinda Drake
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Stunning pics Amy. Love the tailless Tsalala crossing the Sand river. Awesome to see a yellow billed oxpecker so far south.

Jill Grady
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Wow, these are all fantastic shots Amy! I especially like the ones of the tailless Tsalala lioness in the Sand River, the dazzle of Zebra and the yellow-billed Oxpecker. Thanks for another week full of really beautiful pictures and incredible stories!

Mike and Chris Johnson
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Fantastic moments captured Amy, love the stories they tell. Great shot of the majestic Mashaba young female, and the Piva male gazing up at his kill. All incredible!

Thank you

Ezequiel Almada
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The Piva male. He’s impressive like his father.

Baylis family
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Wonderful photos Amy! So hard to pick favourites, Fred particularly liked the photo of the mashaba female while Liv and I were undecided between the tailless Tsalala female and the striking photo of the Nanga female. Missing being there to experience it in person. So jealous!

Amy Attenborough
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Thanks Sam! So lovely to hear from you. Tell Fred I’d love to see some of his work on his new Canon.. I hope he’s still working at it. Best regards to the family

James Tyrrell
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Marthly male is Alive?!?!?!?!

James T

Amy Attenborough
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That’s right Jamo. The legend lives on. Incredible right!?

Amy Attenborough
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And he was seen again this morning Jamo, guarding the Founders Camp entrance.

Bev
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Loved the Piva male eyeing his hoist – such rich colour. Thank you for posting your camera settings as well. Your reference to the wild dogs brings back memories of being teamwork pushing our vehicle off a rock we had mounted during a wild dog chase with you – spectacular day. Bev & Larry

Amy Attenborough
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Ha Bev this made me laugh. I’m pretty sure I thought my land cruiser could do what the impala was doing in this pic and it couldn’t! Nothing a little teamwork can’t fix though.. When are you coming back to SA? The elephants send their love!! All the best to you and Larry

Mary Beth Wheeler
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Tell us more about the attack on the Marthly male!! And Camp Pan was being chased?? What’s going on with these two icons?

Amy Attenborough
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Hi Mary.. In both situations the leopards were chased by the young Tsalala lioness. There was a buffalo that died of natural causes in the river and Marthly male was the first to find it. When the lions either smelt the kill or saw the vulture activity, they found Marthly there and a chase ensued. The lioness chased him into the middle island of the river where he tried to jumped into a tree to escape. She managed to pull him out and a noisy tussle ensued but no one could see what was really happening from the bank. A few days later we went to see if we could decipher what had happened from the tracks. Apart from some very deep scratch marks and chunks of leopard hair in the bark of the tree he had leapt into, there was no other sign of Marthly and we were unsure what to make of it. And then a few days later he turned up unscathed. A similar scenario played out with Camp Pan where I saw him and the young Tsalala lioness come head to head at the causeway but he managed to escape into the reeds before she reached him. It certainly has been a tough time recently for these older males but you’ll be pleased to know that they are both still alive and well.

denise Jeffery
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Amazing fotos, hard to choose bu the lion with the vulture is rather dramatic and interesting. Love the leopards, as they are our favourite animal. But all at Londolozi are just so so special

Ann Seagle
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Amazing week. U r correct about that. I am so jealous.

Brian C
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Love the picture of Mashaba Young female and the tailess Tsalala female. The Nanga female is always so photogenic and the elephants were amazing. I’m really relieved the sub-adult Tsalala did not kill any leopards. (Off topic) Has anybody seen the Tamboti female lately? Is she pregnant?

Lynn Rattray
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Love the Nanga female shots! She is such an awesome leopard. Thanks for sharing.

barbara sanders
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Loved the elephants….the is the first pic or sighting I have ever seen like this. The oxpecker is pretty amazing. However I did love the stop motion of the impala. I have always wanted a shot like this. A professional photographer was able to get a pic of my standard poodle flying through the air ready to clear a jump. For some reason those particular shots make me gasp at the sheer athleticism and beauty. Many thanks.

chris
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Fabulous photos Amy. Love hearing your stories and seeing your photos…makes me want to visit again.

Suzie van niekerk
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Thank you Amy! Just adore the newborn Ellie!

Suzie van niekerk
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Thank you Amy. Just adore the baby Ellie! The tailless Lioness captured walking across the river is fabulous.
Regards
Suz

ANNET VAN EGMOND
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AMAZING FOTO’S! PLEASE DO EXPOSE THEM!
MAYBE WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THIS..
I AM MISSING AFRICA SO MUCH MANY WARM REGARDS FROM THE NETHERLANDS ANNET

Leslie Backus
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I really like the two giraffes. A memorable sighting from Mala Mala was of a female giraffe and her youngster laying down. The baby mirrored the mother’s head and neck movements as if they were dancing.

Barb
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Amy – I loved the baby hyenas in their den, a site that I saw last year at Londolozi. The baby elephant is special as are the two giraffe heads. I am easy to please!

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