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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 Incredible Footage: Geese Saving Goslings’ Lives From Otter

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Amazing video! Great sighting Andrea. It is Londolozi magic.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

What a great morning for the three rangers- I had no idea otters existed within Sabi Sand. We have some here in the Bay Area, but they can be quite elusive and very camera shy!!

Wendy Macnicol
Digital Tracker

What a brilliant video! I have HEARD of mother birds pretending to be injured to lead away a predator from the babies but have never actually SEEN it – until now! Thank you all SO MUCH for this….. Also a view of the Otter as well. Fantastic! Come on guys. Give us more videos like this. You can do it if you try! (Just teasing).
Wendy M

Mary Beth Wheeler
Master Tracker

When the clip finished playing, I found myself on the edge of my seat! What an awesome sighting to have caught on video! That was no small otter, either – typical size for that region?

Ann Richardson Berg
Digital Tracker

What a sighting! Good film Garrett! Smart escape!

Vin Beni
Master Tracker

Fantastic sighting–never even heard a discussion about otters.

Cindy Hauert

Andrea was my guide when I visited Londolozi for the first time in 2015. I remember she was sure there were otters around amd had a project trying to photograph them with a camera trap. How wonderful that she was there to be vindicated!

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

Fantastic video of an extraordinary event! What a large otter! I noted that the adult pair never split up while the babies found a safe zone. Thanks!

Jennifer Ridgewell
Senior Digital Ranger

Fantastic video of the family protection unit at work – guess it’s what Mums and Dads do for babes! Thank you – much enjoyed. It was a scary looking Otter!

Callum Evans
Master Tracker

That is absolutely incredible!!!! Never seen footage of an otter actively hunting birds before!!!

Susan Strauss
Digital Tracker

How cool!

Janice Riley

Amazing footage. Amazing parents! A shout out to Andrea Campbell – our guide from another Lodge. So please you made an otter sighting!

Johanna Browne
Senior Digital Ranger

So amazing how beautifully they worked in tandom. hen the otter got to close to the one pretending to be hurt the other one dive bombing the otter in perfect synchrony. So impressive! Thank you 🙂

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