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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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Stunning pics James. Love the wilddogs in the Manyelethi and the pink early morning sky.

So thrilled about the Tsalala lioness!

About how old are 13 Ntsevu pride cubs? I’d like to monitor their growth and, hopefully, see them during our July visit.

Hi Vin,

They are a range of ages. I’ll try find out exact dates for you but I think the youngest are just over 3 months by now…

Thanks James

What a great time of year to visit. Heat and rains make for an abundance of life. Wishing I was there

Thank you for the “ I should have” comments on a few of your photos. I know the feeling of sitting quietly, eye glued to the viewfinder, but then feeling eye fatigue, moving my head and missing the shot that I had wanted. Oh well, next…………! Thoroughly enjoyed your pics this week- especially your fish eagle, Nkoveni cub and the little soldiers of the Ntsevu pride, in formation!

Thanks Denise. Yip, you learn far more from the shots you miss than the ones you get!

James, for the leopard cup image with the paws close to the bottom edge of the frame. Try content aware crop in Adobe Photoshop, extending the canvas, a bit at a time. This should give you more clean area between the paws and the bottom of the image, and then you can straighten the right tilt without cropping off the paws. If it’s not perfect and pulls in a bit of paw, you can always clone this imperfection out. You wouldn’t be able to enter the resulting image in a nature competition. However, you can improve the image and correct the tight crop and right tilt issues.

Hi Bruce,

Thanks very much for that; I’ll give it a look!

Beautiful shots! I can identify with waiting for a bird to fly and then hesitating to check on something just as it flies!!! ?

Incredible images as usual!! The fish eagle at sunset and the wild dogs at the Manyelethi are my favourites.

Senior Digital Ranger

James the pic of kudu under the tree is perfect!! The fish eagle in the sunrise is stunning & so are all the others. To us bloggers who sit at home waiting for our daily fix don’t worry about utter perfection, I don’t, I just want to see what’s been happening in your bush office!!! So thank you

Lovely shots this week, James. Enjoyed them all. Have heard via Tony Goldman that several Cubs have been killed. Sad news.

Thank you for the great photos! We were in Londolozi in September, and I was anxious to see how Londolozi “greened up” after the rains–as our Ranger Kevin promised it would.

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