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James Tyrrell

Photographic Guide/Media Team

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 Ntsevu Lioness Shows off Her Tiny Cubs

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Those cubs are adorable. Still so tiny. Hoping that they come back west to Londolozi. Sad to hear that the Mashaba females cubs were killed.

Marianna Gdanis
Explorer

The lion dynamics seem to be extremely troublesome at this time 😢

Joan Schmiidt
Explorer

What an incredible sight this must have been. I am jealous.

Darlene Knott
Senior Digital Ranger

This brought tears to my eyes! Since we just witnessed a lioness carrying a young cub while the other trailed behind for the very first time recently in Zimbabwe, we understand what a rare treat this is. Your story of that sighting was even more dramatic with the leopard hiding nearby. What a scary moment! I would have hated to witness the killing of the cubs or the leopard. Excitement plus for all of you! Thanks so much for sharthe story and those beautiful photos!

Ian Hall
Senior Digital Ranger

Oh wowzer, what luck (alright I know you make your own luck) . The unsaid thing is the lioness came really close to the Landrover , showing how comfortable the predators are with the presence of vehicles. That is undoubtedly due to the sympathetic guiding (and Londolozi has some of the best rangers and trackers I have met)

Denise Vouri
Master Tracker

Way too cute!! All of the pictures are special, but especially the one of the cub practically dragging his belly 😘. I’m hoping that mom can raise these three little ones without too many mishaps. Fingers crossed they’ll still be around in November, little older and wiser.

Wendy Macnicol
Senior Digital Ranger

Hi James. What a lovely set of pics telling such interesting bush stories – with even the villain of the piece up a tree! And how often have I seen human Moms in desperation pick up one of their small toddlers who is howling that he/she is tired – while the others skip on ahead … Wendy M

Loriann Low
Explorer

Beautiful pics!! I’ll be following/hoping that momma will continue to have success in protecting her cubs like she did here. Best to Ranger Sean- of course he located them- wish I could have been there!

Judith Guffey
Senior Digital Ranger

Wonderful way to start my Sunday morning. Mahalo!

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Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Digital Tracker

Nothing is more precious than young babies in the bush! Great photo work, Guy! So James, it seems to had to eat your words! lol This was just wonderful!

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Joanne,
I’ve never been happier to do so!

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

So special!!!!

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