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Dean de la Rey


Dean grew up in Johannesburg and it was from his very first trip to the bush at the age of two that he was captivated by this environment (he claims he can remember that far back!). He attended school in Pretoria, thereafter completing ...

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on Ntsevu Pride Hunt in Darkness

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Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Perseverance personified!! Bravo to the three of you. Amazing night photos which are not easy. Your blog made me feel as though I was there. 😊📷📷

That’s what I was hoping it would do to readers. Glad you enjoyed

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Wiw Dean. A fantastic adventure. It always feel more scary to follow lions in the dark. Great news that the lions are seen more often at Londolozi.

Thank you Marinda. Yes let’s hope they stay this side of the river for awhile

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

Great story! All the photos were excellent, but that last one was AWESOME! Way to go!

Thank you so much Darlene.


When it’s my day off I tidy my caravan and do my washing (sigh…)

Irene Henkes
Digital Tracker

Good story, nice to be able to spend so much time with them!

We were very lucky to get all those hours with them.

Doug Hammerich
Digital Tracker

Amazing shots. Thank you.

Glad you enjoyed Doug

Andrew and Daniel Bolnick
Digital Tracker

Good times

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Great story, Dean! What a thrill it must have been! I could almost hear the bone crunching!

Thank you Mary Beth, so glad you enjoyed it.

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Wow! So impressive to track them in the darkness and then locate them by the crunch of a bone!!! Jealous!

Just goes to show that sometimes all you need is a bit of silence.

Sutha D

Sorry to bother, but have you news about the lion called the “Mistfit” (from Africa’s Hunter) maybe? He was from this pride but he should be an adult by now.
Thank you.

James Tyrrell

Hi Sutha.
I’m afraid not. What pride was he from and where was it filmed?

Sutha D

Hi again, thank you for your reply.

Maybe I’m wrong, I saw you write about the Ntsevu Pride, I thought it was the same pride, he was born in the “Nsefu Pride”. There is a serie of documentaries called “Africa’s Hunters” by National Geographic, I think it was filmed in Zambia near Luangwa River. He should be 2 ou 3 by now.

James Tyrrell

Yes, that would be a totally different pride, in another country.
We haven’t heard of him unfortunately…

Sutha D

Ahhh I thought that was the same pride, just written in different way. Thank you for your help anyway 🙂
It seems that anyone have news about this lion, hope he’s doing fine.

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