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James Tyrrell


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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Loooove the video! Incredible pics. Love them all.

Loves these photos – each one could have held that cover spot. Stunning!

Master Tracker

Tha Nanga female with the moon coming up…

Senior Digital Ranger

Oh, my. Just grand. Are magnetic forces the cause? Londolozi attracts the best of Africa, from its animals to its wildly intelligent and creative staff. Congratulations on number 300 and all the best. (And I agree with the other comments so far: too tough to select just one photo. Besides, who wants to anger the “losers”?)

How could there be all those gorgeous pictures but not a single beautiful warthog in sight? Missed opportunity. Maybe for TWIP #400…. Loved seeing our Melvin in the video though!!

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One thing I really appreciated as a guest and keen photographer was the culture of photography at Londolozi which is clearly encouraged by the Varty family.
The Land Rovers are set up so you can get decent photos without overcrowding. The rangers appreciate what you are looking for and try to get the best pictures whilst still showing empathy with the animals being photographed. This is one factor of what makes Londolozi very special. (I have stopped elsewhere in Sabi Sands and the places were not a patch on Londolozi). Even if Alam Alam does share a significant border with you.

Haha Thanks for the comments Ian!
We’re pretty spoiled with what we get to see here!

Wow! #300 is awesome! No way to pick a favorite, but happy to see our favorite Mashaba female in the mix! Congratulations to all – it’s an incredible compilation and the video is over the top! Thanks for the daily dose of Londolozi to help keep our hearts there!!!!

Thanks for the comments Michael! You’ll be glad to hear the Mashaba female is doing well and has a new litter!

What a great 300th TWIP. All fantastic pictures but my favorite is the one of the giraffes galloping across the Sand River. There is such energy in the picture I can almost hear the splashing of the water – wonderful.
Already looking forward to TWIP #400!

Thanks for the comments Gillian!
It’s certainly amazing to see such normally docile animals moving with such energy like that.

What a tough call to make. All excellent shots. I loved them all, but especially liked the head shot of the beautiful wild dog. The videos are great and I enjoyed watching them. Thank you one and all for sharing these with us.

Hi Leonie,
an absolute pleasure!

For number two, the The Inyathini male, Ndzanzeni female and her cub all vie for space in the boughs of a Jackalberry tree.. But my favorite is the Tsalala pride crossing the river – just a family taking an evening stroll!

Absolutely fabulous – one and all! A truly inspirational selection – amazing talent!

Thanks Gillian! Some of the guys and girls here are really taking spectacular photos!

Love all the pics- amazing but in particular : the formation of giraffe and and the Nanga female with the moon behind.

Thanks AV. The giraffe picture was taken by Pete Thorpe if my memory serves me correctly, and the Nanga photo with the moon was by David Dampier (our ex-ranger turned head of finance!)

I can’t take credit for the giraffe picture unfortunately! It was Alex Jordan’s

Beautiful pictures! All are winners!

Thanks Jody!

while I love every photo, I think the cover photo chosen is perfect. The leopardess represents Londolozi and in this
She is established, strong and independent & the cub is new life, with many opportunities ahead for a bright future.
Look forward everyday seeing the many beautiful photos in your daily blogs. Great job & look forward to the next 300 weeks in pictures 🙂

Thanks for the comments Mauricia!

Fabulous 300.Any of the pics could have been the cover shot.My favorites would be
the african wild dogs staring,the matimba males walk by and the nanga female leaping over cub.
Well done on the Week in Pictures #300

Thanks for the comments Scott.
The Wild Dogs one (close-up?) is also one of my favourites!

You make my head hurt. No possible way to choose ‘the best.’ You make my heart ache because I must wait just under 3 months to return to Londolozi,

Hi Judy!

So much to look forward to when you return!

Another beautiful presentation. Thank you so much. Would it be possible for me to use some of your photos for a personal only at home calendar for next year? I understand if you would rather not allow. You all are an inspiration to me.

Thanks for the comments!

I’m sure we could arrange something. Which ones in particular did you like?

If you email me at blog@londolozi.co.za we can set something up.

Best regards,


Beautiful photos…….and 3 leopards on a tree, what a fantastic sight. Londolozi has given me lifelong memories and cannot wait to come back.

Hi Vivien,
Thanks for the comments.
When will you be returning? The leopards are waiting…

Incredible video, I loved it! These are all stunning pictures and really show the beauty of Londolozi, and what a team of very talented photographers you all are there!

Wow! Insanely beautiful images! Kudos to ALL the talented photographers for these inspiring shots. The winner certainly deserved to be the winner, tho, for all she represents about Londolozi and the future! I’m sure glad I didn’t have to be a judge!

Spectacular, funny, poignant, emotional, well-done, Londolozi.

Senior Digital Ranger

Wow that is a tough choice! But I am going to go for the more rare species, Rhino, Pangolin & Vulture 🙂 Beautiful pictures & good luck with the final choice & may the best photographer win 🙂

Saw the David Yarrow exhibition at Maddox gallery today in London very moody black and white animal photos. However very photoshopped and unreal. You guys smash it real photos showing real stories and portraying the bush as it actually is well done

Thanks for the comments Mike, very generous of you to say so!

I just wanted the video to keep going. I loved them all. I think I would have had to narrow it down to the one of the leopard and the moon or the leopard carrying her cub in her mouth. All were cover worthy! Congratulations to all and the clever creation of competition.

Many worthy contenders. I narrowed mine down to four: Giraffe crossing Sand River, Amy and Tsalala pride crossing causeway, Tsalala pride awaiting summer storm, and Nkoveni and her two cubs crossing clearing. And of course any picture of Mashaba. <3 video too!

Well done guys. For a few mins I was right there again! love the pictures, the film and the humour! Well done xx

Waoooh, those are amazing pictures !! If you want anybody to understand what Londolozi is about, just point them to TWIP #300, that will do the trick. And your video is great, too, good fun. Keep going guys, you bring so much to us with your daily blog

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I was off line for a while due to a hurricane in Florida so it is amazing to get back to Londolozi and view all of these marvelous, dynamic photographs….and the entertaining video, too. Thanks

Spoiled for choice really. But for me it’s got to be a leopard, and in this case the photo of Nanga.

Spoiled for choice James. For me it has to be a leopard, and in this case, Nanga.

Loved the video and all the pics, but if I had to pick one it would be Nanga female leaping over her cub

Incredibly Difficult to pick a favorite..However all the leopards & sunbirds have a special place!

One of the most incredible set of pictures I’ve ever seen! They really do tell the whole story! And that cover photo is absolutely unbelivable! All these pictures really inspire to take my photogrphy further, thank you!

This has got to be one of the best collections of photos I’ve ever seen. It’s unbelievably hard to choose a favourite! But that cover photo is particularly special. It’s photo’s like these that inspire me to keep working on my photography. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to photograph a leopard too!

Love this story!

All these photos are exceptional! Well done to all! ??

I would have chosen the croc walking towards the camera or the journey of giraffe crossing the river. And that’s high praise from a leopard & lion lover!!!

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