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Nanga 4:3 Female

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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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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Wow! Amazing sighting. You are right James, this happens once in a life time. To photograph a leopard with the full moon; stunning!

Gillian Lacey

Hope the Nanga female recovers from her foot injury quickly and a good meal will no doubt help that recovery

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

Loved the photos, especially that first one! What a beautiful animal, what a sighting! Thanks for sharing,

Wendy Macnicol
Digital Tracker

Somehow leopards at twilight or night with moons seem to go together and immediately there is a magic aura of great beauty and mystery. The darkness of the night in the Bush creates an atmosphere of its own and then added to a leopard and a moon – well – it’s spectacular. These pics are really super, James. More for my screensaver collection! Wendy M

Mary Beth Wheeler
Master Tracker

So glad to know that Nanga is safe, with only a seemingly minor foot/leg injury. The photos are stunning, of course!

Callum Evans
Master Tracker

Those are all unbelievable photographs!! Pretty sure they could be unique!!

Rich Laburn
Head of Digital

Awesome sighting. Stunning sky!

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

So many wonderful things occur at Londolozi, but this truly is rare and exceptional. So glad you were there, James!! The images are stunning and with a full moon no less. Glad that the foot injury didn’t impede a successful hunt and that no one stole her meal! Now….pack up all that additional equipment.

Sue Dickinson


Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

And simply being there in the moment can be enough without any equipment. That being said, your photos are a wonderful reminder of how great the cosmic and natural worlds work to compliment one another. The leopard may not have been wise in choosing such an open tree to stash her kill but she did offer you some challenging photo ops once the moon appeared. Bravo!

Michael and Terri Klauber
Master Tracker

Super cool shots James! What an incredible sighting!

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