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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 Most Relaxed Honey Badger at Londolozi

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Great sighting. We were fortunate to see one at Londolozi early one morning. They can become scavengers as we have experiened in the camps in Kruger. They open fridges and cooler boxes “stealing” the campers food.

Irene Henkes
Digital Tracker

Nice!! they are such feisty little animals! I have seen them mostly in the Kalahari, and boy…… they scare even bigger animals. It was a sighting with youngish lions, and really, they left!!! 🙂

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

I once saw a hyena walking down a path, on it’s right about a metre away was a honey badger walking in the same direction and parallel with it, on the left walking parallel about a metre was another honey badger. It was a hyena filling inside a honey badger sandwich. I have never seen any animal look so miserable

Shaun, we were the couple who had been at Abu’s (and love olives!) Our joke was that we needed to see a honey badger and not 2 years later we have from my pc! So glad you and Elmon are still working together, it was a privilege to be with both of you!

Fabulous James !!! Where did the sighting take place? Thanks.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Wow! Super photo of the honey badger next to your rover. I saw a couple in Tau Pan, but they were not close enough to capture and moved at lightning speed once they spotted our rover. Such feisty little creatures!!

Jeff Rodgers
Digital Tracker

The image at the top of this post is world-class.

Andrea Mc Donagh

Awwww amazing ❤❤..one of my favourite animals.

Wendy Macnicol
Digital Tracker

Hi James. Took two of your pics for my Screensaver! But not the Coelocanth one! Wendy M

Jutta Mielke Nestle
Guest contributor

That a really great pictures. Very interesting.

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

I’ve been lucky enough to see honey badgers twice, but never like that!! They are very intelligent, so they definitely have a wide range of personalities!!

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Great story, James and cool photos of the badger’s face and expression!

Rich Laburn
Head of Digital

Wow awesome photo of the honeybadger in the spotlight. Great to see how relaxed he is!

Andrew and Daniel Bolnick
Digital Tracker

On my next trip I hope to see a honey badger. Great sighting and photography

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