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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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on The Tamboti Female Leopard’s Favourite Tree(s)

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Lovely post about Leopards & trees – two of my favourite subjects. It has cheered me up as I sit in the dentists waiting room wishing I was at Londolozi!

It is so true James. We would like to think the animals are there for us, but they just live their lives in a very tough environment. I always feel that it is not a zoo out there and we must respect the animal and nature.

Thank you James for the stellar images in this post. Breathtaking! Also it’s very understandable why a photographer might be frustrated trying to catch a shot of a leopard within the entanglement of all those branches. However I tend to celebrate when a leopard kills, hoists and feeds….thereby to live another day. Meanwhile, I’m closing so I can review those marvelous images again. Thanks!

I had to chuckle at your parting comments that animals don’t “pose or show-off” I’ve been traveling through the bush lands of Africa since ‘86, albeit sometimes 10 years passed between visits, and it never ceases to amaze me that guests will ask the guides to “make the animal stop so I can take a good photo “! As you stated, the animals are doing what comes naturally- we are merely observers in their lives. I had always believed that leopards favored Marula and Leadwood trees for their broad branches but I understand how the more densely foliaged trees could be quite appealing. The cub image was beautiful.

Any comments on the last Majingilane standing, knowing Scar Nose is no longer with us.

Amen! Interesting article and terrific photos as always, James! Thank you!

I love this girls compound! I’m thinking if I were a lion, I would not try to navigate thru this tree! Such a great post and beautiful picures as always..

Thanks for the comments Bright!

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