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Sean Cresswell

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Sean is one of the humblest rangers you are likely to meet. Quietly going about his day, enriching the lives of the many guests he takes out into the bush, it is only when he posts a Week in Pictures or writes an ...

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yanga
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The styx dark mane is a joy to see! Piva male is gunning fast for the second favorite leopard spot on my list. 1) Anderson 2) Big Max 3) Piva!!! 4) Vin diesel! The rest are all pretenders!

Sean Cresswell
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Yes, Piva is always a favourite of mine to photograph, royalty no doubt! He has the size element but without the battle scars and tatty ears.. That is an impressive list of male leopards! Am looking forward to hopefully seeing Anderson in NW Londolozi at some stage, have heard lots about him…
And the dark maned Styx boy is also stunning, a great mane already!

Marinda Drake
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Great pics this week. Love the leopard pics

Sean Cresswell
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Thanks, Marinda!

Barbara Cresswell
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I love ALL the leopard pics! Also particularly like the 2 male lions walking side-by-side – they look SO confident! Lastly, the waterbuck with his reflection in the water is beautiful – well done!

Sean Cresswell
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Thanks! And yes, the two boys are growing more confident every day. Will be an interesting next few months at Londolozi! Also loved seeing and photographing that reflection…

Norberto
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Thank you for these beautiful photos.

Sean Cresswell
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It is always my pleasure to share, and thank you for reading and commenting, Norberto.

Trevor Patrick
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Wow Sean the quality of the photos is amazing! IS the Piva male territory north west?

Sean Cresswell
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Hi Trevor, thank you for the complement! The Piva male has started establishing territory in the east of Londolozi. Sometimes he is seen a little to the south-east, and does not venture too far north toward the Sand River nor too far west toward Singita. He is often seen east of our boundary too, in Mala Mala.

Wendy Hawkins
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Stunning pictures Sean, especially of the Piva Male. He is a force to be reckoned with! I love the one taken from behind the mating couple. Good to hear you’ve had rain, better late than never!! Have a great long weekend too.

Sean Cresswell
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Wendy, my weekend is going great – thank you.
Yes, any rain at the moment is welcomed with open arms…
And I agree, the Piva male is certainly a force to be reckoned with. It has been a privilege to watch him come into his own, and I look forward to seeing where he ends up in the next year or so. The mating image is an interesting angle and moment, I am pleased with it.

Kim Beasley
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LOVE love love these pictures! They are all great! Of course, I was looking for one of my favorite, the Nanja female….she is so beautiful. I’m really impressed with the Piva male, too….very handsome! 🙂

The 2 cheetah shots are breathtaking! First time I’ve seen cheetah claws…WOW! LOL The other cheetah shot is mesmerizing….just an incredibly gorgeous animal; stunning.

Gotta give a shout out to the “vicious affair” photo…

I really like the B&W of the Styx males, too.

Very nice pics, all of them. Thanks!

Sean Cresswell
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Thank you, Kim, I am always happy to see the Nanga female and any chance to photograph her is a bonus! She often provides photographers with beautiful moments! And yes, as everyone agrees, the Piva male is one of the more handsome cats around!
The cheetah images are each very special; one revealing his sharp claws and the other illustrating such a strong posture in the afternoon light. I was so excited to see a cheetah again!

Jill Grady
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Great images Sean! I love the Cheetah and lion shots. Have a great weekend and thanks for another week of great blogs and beautiful photos.

Sean Cresswell
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You’re more than welcome, Jill, and as always thank you for reading and commenting – we all appreciate the feedback!
I am glad you enjoyed the images.

mj
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Loved the photo’s! I always enjoy seeing what you have captured this week.. Always appreciated and thoroughly enjoyed!

Sean Cresswell
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Thank you very much, there is a lot happening here at the moment and so I’m sure there is lots to come in the next few days, and then another exciting summary on Friday again! Keep your eyes peeled…

Dianne Christie
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Follow the Londolozi blog every day. Thoroughly enjoying both the pictures and the writing.

Sean Cresswell
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That’s great to hear, Dianne. Thank you for the support and feedback, we will keep them coming!

Mary Kate Carte
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I love the cheetahs, actually I love all the cats.
I have never seen these animals in the wild so I am living vicariously (spelling?) through all you beautiful photos.

Sean Cresswell
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Each cat has something really special about them and so each is enjoyed in different ways. The rarity and beauty of that male cheetah was awesome, and his performance for us up on that fallen tree made it spectacular! I’m glad we could provide you with these photos, Mary Kate, and yes, keep living vicariously through our photos but then you should also plunge into the deep end and come to visit us at some stage to see these cats for yourself and take your own photos! What do you say?

Judes
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What beautiful pics an commentary!

Sean Cresswell
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Thank you, Judes.

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