The Week in Pictures #363 | Londolozi Blog

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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

Great pics. Love the elephants and small rhino.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

You may bemoan the fact you missed the lion’s open eye in its portrait, but the clarity of the image is stunning. Beautiful capture from a unique angle of the giraffe quenching its thirst. Great TWIP!!

Andrew and Daniel Bolnick
Digital Tracker

James, I enjoyed this excellent selection of photos. These are almost timeless with noted exceptions of the departed. From what I have read so far this looks like a great year for the animal population as a whole at Londolozi. How exciting it must be for all the folks that live and reside there. Thanks

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Love the photo of the Birmingham Male Lion – I think we saw this same lion on visit in October

Doug Hammerich
Senior Digital Ranger

Beautiful photos. I’m looking forward to seeing Londolozi “green up” after the rains. We were there in September.

James Tyrrell

Hi Doug,
We’re still waiting on proper rains to really green the place up, but the Sand River started flowing again today which is huge news…

Keith Fincham

James, I thought the first photograph of the male lion’s head was worthy of more credit than you gave it. The light and closed eyes are contemplative. In this case breaking the rule works for me.

James Tyrrell

Thanks Keith!

Michael Kalm
Guest contributor

Great catch on the impala lamb, James!

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

Very nice variety of images this week, James. I hope you will enjoy your well deserved leave. I must admit that I’m always impressed with the measures a giraffe must go to in order get a drink of water. So awkward! And loved the profile shot of the lion….even if the eye was closed. Sometimes even that one extra click can be elusive!

Grant Scott

Great TWIP post – I missed the story that Kaxane Male had died…we saw him hanging around Camp Dam just two weeks ago – wasn’t looking good though…

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

James, Thanks for the reminders about what makes a shot great. Great points to keep in mind!

Susan Strauss
Digital Tracker

Exceptional shots, James. The comment on the Birmingham male… The beauty of the image is in his stillness, something lions have taught me deeply. I think you got the exact shot he wanted to portray. ?

Irene Nathanson
Guest contributor

What a fantastic set of images. I agree about the male lion profile-I don’t think it falls short either. I ove the giraffe drinking-very striking! Have a happy holiday! Merry Christmas!

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