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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 Photo Journal: The Paradise of Youth

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Mike and Chris
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Very lovely Amy, reminds us of our granddaughters enjoyment of every moment, no other concerns other than the now, trying to hang onto a little part of youth ourselves. Thanks for the reminder through these wonderful images!

Amy Attenborough
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Hi Mike and Chris. If there’s anyone hanging onto their youth, it’s you two! Hope you’re both well!

Leslie Backus
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I think the male lion with the cub on his back best expresses the innocence of youth. The cub doesn’t yet know what those big canines can do. It also looks totally relaxed and protected by Dad. Not a care in the world….

Amy Attenborough
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Hi Leslie. Thanks for the comment. It really does look like this cub feels on top of the world doesn’t it? Like absolutely nothing could get to it there..

Shveta P Trivedi
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A very interesting angle to the photos. enjoyed the illustrations and the article.

Arden Zalman
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Sweet babies. Gives you hope for the future. Can’t pick a favorite, they are all wonderful.

Evette Hartig
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Amy, fabulous, just fabulous, this was the bright spot of my morning!

Amy Attenborough
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Ah that’s great Evette. So glad these little ones could brighten up your morning.

Kim Beasley
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Amy, the blog and photos are wonderful!! I’ve had a hectic morning, and this just calmed me down…I feel much better..thank you!

The lion cub on his daddy’s back struck a cord in me. I think because I’ve never seen a cub with its father. Plus, the contrast of the young/small/innocent cub vs the maned/grown/father is striking. Love it!!

Amy Attenborough
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Thank you Kim. I’m so glad it helped. And you are right; there is something very special about seeing an animal so typically aggressive and powerful being so gentle with its cub. It was an amazing sight to see.

Marinda Drake
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Stunning images Amy. Nanga’s cub is gorgeous. Awesome blog

Wendy Hawkins
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Amy these are all fantastic, but the special ones for me are the lion cub drinking between mom’s legs, Nanga’s cub with her tail & all the others just perfect 🙂

Judy B.
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Thought provoking photos! Oh, to be that exuberant and playful again. Thank you, Amy!

Suzanna
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Wonderful photos & I believe that every one of them depicts clearly the ‘innocence of youth’. Each youngster shows a complete lack of fear of danger & shows avid trust in its parent guardian. Sigh!

Shrivant Rajgarhia
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lovely images… mother & child are my favourites

barbara
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the pic of the lion cub under its mother is unique and delightful, but my favorites are the hyena cubs. I can’t say it is innocence so much as totally unusual shots, but so typical of what “babies” are like : messy and curious. Really lovely.

Jill Grady
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I just loved every one of these images Amy, they’re all really lovely. My favourites are the lion cub with his dad and the Nanga cub with his mom’s tail. They’re all really beautiful though so it was hard to chose. Thank you so much for making my day!

MJ
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No favorites! They are all so special! Thank you for sharing

Caity Fay
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I absolutely loved this piece aims! The opening quote as well, so true ! Beautiful work !

Don and Pam Cornutt
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Amy,
This is a fabulous blog entry.
Wonderful pictures.
Thank you,
Don and Pam

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