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James Tyrrell

Photographic Guide/Media Team

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 The Week in Pictures #250

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We are relatively new to your blog since our stay at Varty Camp. You do a fabulous job of making us wish we never left!!! The photography and the commentary are wonderful!!! We also enjoy the creative photographic suggestions you include and have recast a number of our images into black and white. And the videos are over the top entertaining … wish we had a drone to play with (are the animals frightened by the sound it makes?)!

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Thanks Rob and Lucie,
We are very careful to try not to impact animals on the occasions that we do use the drone, trying to fly it high enough that they are not affected. It is much like approaching them in a vehicle; if they start to react, we move away!

Al
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What an incredible opening story and sighting. Can’t wait to hear more about when I arrive tomorrow!!

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Thanks Al, looking forward to having you back!

Judy Guffey
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Freddy Ngobeni doesn’t miss!

Anastasia Dionyssiou
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An exciting week…this never gets old.

Jenny
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Such a powerful black and white photo of the bull Rhino and especially good to see them in the wild with horns intact, as nature intended.

Norberto
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Hi James.

First I would like to thank you for the beautiful pictures provided. Second, I would like to ask if it rained recently or if there are any signs of rain coming. Looks like there is not enough vegetation for the herbivores to feed.

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Norberto,
Thank you for your kind words.
We have had a little rain recently, although only 10mm; not enough to really get things growing again properly. The weather has been teasing us with some cloudy conditions, but it seems we’ll have to wait awhile for some real rain. There is enough for browsing animals to eat, but for the grazers its more of a problem, as grass is in seriously short supply…

Niki Singh
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How has been the lion dynamics? Did the adult lions had any alteration recently?

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Nikki we believe the Matimba males and Majingilane had an altercation two nights ago, based on tracks in the area, but no-one witnessed exactly what happened.
Apart from that it has mainly been a case of lions hunting buffalo, without much inter-pride or inter-coalition conflict…

Norberto
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Thank you James for the info.

Niki Singh
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Thanks James Tyrrell. That’s really interesting. When it’s gonna end? Nobody really knows. And do the coalitions show any sign of physical conflict?

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