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Paul Danckwerts

Alumni Ranger

Zambian-born, Paul grew up a fisherman, a birder and a lover of all things outdoors. Following his passion for wildlife he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Rhodes University before heading for the lowveld. Paul boasts a number of years guiding ...

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on The Week in Pictures #395

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Wow an incredible week. Great pics. Love the Birmingham male.

Andrew and Daniel Bolnick
Digital Tracker

Good pictures this week Paul. Birmingham male and Bull Elephant look especially regal

Chelsea Allard
Master Tracker

Looks like it was a great week! Is it possible the Ntsevu lioness that was mating with the Birmingham male has cubs that are old enough for her to become pregnant again, or is it likely that after all this time with them she still hasn’t had any cubs yet? I thought all of them had had cubs already, but correct me if I’m wrong. Maybe a simpler way to ask is how old do the cubs need to be for the mother to go back into oestrous?

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

Terrific TWIP! I cannot seem to pick my favorite photo! I really like the Cape buffalo shot, the cheetah in the golden light, the leopard that disappears in that B&W of her in the tree, and the elephant who IMHO is king of the African bush. All are good pics though! Thanks for sharing!

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Some cracking photos from this week in pictures, but the winner has to be the lion cub.

Doug Hammerich
Digital Tracker

Again, many thank yous for today’s Week in Pictures which I always look forward to.

Chris Cordon

Hi Paul. How is the eye looking of the Hukumuri leopard? It looks like the eye is still there, but does it seem he will be permanently blinded in that eye?
Also, what is the status of the injured Birmingham male lion? What exactly is wrong with him and do you see him being able to recover from this and being as strong as his brothers are now?

Lachlan Fetterplace
Senior Digital Ranger

A Birmingham male update blog is needed for sure 🙂

Mary Beth Wheeler
Master Tracker

Great blog to end the week, Paul! Love the photo and story about the Flat Rock male. And the photo of the lone buffalo bull is impressive. Thanks!

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Paul, great photos this week. What sightings you saw. I can imagine how excited you were to see the leopard staring at lions, the cheetah kill and the wild dogs kill – 😮

Judith Guffey
Digital Tracker

The buffalo herd drinking if a great shot!

Callum Evans
Master Tracker

Amazing photos, that image of the Flat Rock Male is almost in perfect symmetry!! Can’t wait to read that blog about the cheetah hunt!!

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Master Tracker

LOVE the wild dog portrait and the ground level shot of the leopard st the beginning!

Michael Fleetwood
Master Tracker

Amazing selection of photos Paul! How far into Londolozi has Hukumuri pushed? And glad to see the Tsalala lioness and her three cubs are still doing well!

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

All superb portraits of the amazing wildlife in Londolozi! Great work, Paul!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

What a week you had. All in all great images, especially the cub and bull elephant. Loved the anecdote about the Flat Rock male watching the lions mating- if only there was a mind reading teleprinter!

Madhuri Karnik

Breath taking photography, just loved it..

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