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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 What Happened 5 Years Ago?

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

The memories. Camp Pan was my favourite leopard. So many memories of the Magingilane and Tsalalas. Lovely to look back to wonderful times.

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

I was pretty sure you’d mention how Camp Pan was your favourite Marinda! 😉

Andrew & Daniel Bolnick
Senior Digital Ranger

James, Always like a flash from the past. Good stuff

Vin Beni
Senior Digital Ranger

Some of my earliest memories from this blog. Our first lion encounter was with the Scar-Nose Majingilane.

Darlene Knott
Digital Tracker

Interesting photos and stories!

Mike Ryan
Explorer

Thanks James 2014 was when we first met. Looking back at my notes key sightings you introduced us to; 4×4 Robson, Young Tailless Tsalala, Majingilane, Tomboti and Tutlwa Females. Great to remember ! Finally the Mhungeni had just been renamed from the Tsalala breakaways!

Victoria Auchincloss
Senior Digital Ranger

Your memories are wonderful and we too have fabulous memories. Thank you Victoria

Chelsea Allard
Explorer

Love the male African Jacana photo! I didn’t realize they hid the youngsters under their wings and may not have noticed otherwise.

Is there a blog post with links to other blog posts that cover the story of the Tsalala pride from the beginning to present day? I thought there was at one time, but can’t remember. I often find myself wondering how the lone Tsalala lioness found herself alone and don’t recall.

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

What a trip down memory lane! I’ll always remember my first encounter with the Marthly male – Milton spotted him from about 1/2 km away, sitting on top of a termite mound. Just as Melvin pulled up, Marthly leapt up and grabbed a warthog midair, ending it’s life right next to us. I’ll never forget the experience!

Bob & Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Nicely done James. Seeing the Cape Buffalo reminded me that they have been absent from the blog for a while and now they are heading into winter and lowering water levels. But on the brighter side, the sunsets and sunrises over the Lowveld are always spectacular and your files probably have a plethora of them. Would love to see some of the best some day. Once again, really nice job James!

Joan Schmiidt
Senior Digital Ranger

James, I often go through several photos and reminisce – I love going through them and remember what took place on the day when I took the photo. Our first trip to Londolozi was in 2011 – I took so many photos – great memories.

Enjoy these memory lane posts!

Michael & Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Thanks for the memories James! Our hard drives are bursting too and we know we will need to expand again after our next visit! You images are a reminder that the bush is unpredictable and ever-changing! “The real world” as Dave Varty reminded us!

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