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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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pratik more
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there has been aa fight between matimbas and maingilane lions recently.any updates on the encounter?

sasha
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I wonder when will the breakaway
mhangeni lionesses give birth and are only two pregnant as of now

Ray Nimmo
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Great week Sean. Seemingly surprised how did Matimbas and Majingilanes missed each other. Did Majingilanes vicalised on Matimbas domain?

Sean Cresswell
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Hi Ray, yes, amazing that they missed each other. They were just too far apart at all times. Majingilane males did not vocalise until the third day they were present on Londolozi, before heading back west into their territory.

Pierre Bichsel
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Wonderful show. Very interesting information. Poetry in daily life. Wish to live in South Africa and enjoy such a magnificent place.

Guido,Dina
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didn’t the 3rd little hyena survive?
beautiful pictures!!!

Phoebe Harrell
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That warthog in the main banner pic!! <3 These glorious beasts don't get nearly enough camera time. Seeing this beauty made my Friday happier. Thanks!

Sean Cresswell
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Phoebe, thanks for the appreciation of such awesome little mammals which I always enjoy seeing!

Alice Ross
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Well written Sean and great photos. Enjoyable reading

John stalwart
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Matimbas silence won’t last long with so much at stake. Will the bigger Males take on numbers game? Sean you can better elaborate this. I personaly i think Its only about time and right time and and a fair oppertunity. The game can change.

Sean Cresswell
Safari Guide

John, it is certainly interesting that the Majingilane males have made an effort to come back east and investigate the Matimba males’ presence. But it is also unusual they would attempt to reclaim territory which they have clearly given up in the recent past. Both coalitions have current cubs to protect and important territories to defend.

Pamela Kesler
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When I can begin my morning with the gifts of Londolozi, I know it is already a blessed day. Thank you Sean. Wonderful treasures in the photos.

Jill Larone
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Stunning pictures this week Sean, thank you! Any idea what has happened to the Majingilane male’s eye? It’s great to see them back on Londolozi again, but nervous for the new little Matimba cubs. The little Hyena cub is cute and I love seeing the fluffy, little Ostrich chicks doing so well! Have a great weekend everyone!

Sean Cresswell
Safari Guide

Hi Jill, no idea how the eye became damaged but it has been slowly getting worse for the past year and a bit. Could even just be a result of the ageing lions. Thanks for the comment!

Mike and Chris
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Great blog Sean and incredible images, the light totally brings these photographs to life. Absolutely love the Southern Masked Weaver, perfect timing. The Matimba male yawn with the side light brings back exiting memories of both males hunting the buffaloes just after that shot, crashing, dust and quite an exhilarating landi ride!

Ahmed Adil
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Great photos as usual sean. Regarding Majingilane incursion, have the Matimba Males returned or are they still feeding on their buffalo kill?

odie
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Darkmane Majingilane looks very old in that picture, Did they roared and announce their presence? thanks

Sean Cresswell
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Not until the third day on the property before returning back into the west.

Willie Uys
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Thanks again for whetting our appetites while we sit 1500km away. Longing for the bush again.
Have a wonderful weekend and keep those photos rolling – Well done to Sean!!

Gerald Wayne
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Matimbas get back soon, your cubs lionesses are in trouble.

Al Kaiser
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Great pics! Loved the Flat Rock leopard. Will be interesting to see what happens next.

Wendy Hawkins
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Sean, thank you that was wonderful! I love the YBKite & the new Leopard kid on the block I hope next time you will include a picture of the flowing rivers, but keep praying for rain, we are still a long way from relief of the drought! Have a great weekend 🙂

Sean Cresswell
Safari Guide

Flowing river and noticeable landscape change pictures to come!!! 🙂

Arda van Dongen
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Another beautiful overview of the week. Thank you Sean!

Cameron
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Amazing pics as usual, Sean. Eagerly awaiting news of the changing landscape.

Kristine Dong
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Wow, awesome photos! I have a giant photo of that male lion hanging in my living room from a few years ago. Happy to see he is still thriving, though with one eye.

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