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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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James, it’s a wonderful assortment of photos this week. You’ve successfully captured the essence of Londolozi and its various inhabitants. Tortoise Pan male is looking exceptionally good and I’m hoping he will be able to carve out his own territory.

As an aside, the blog wasn’t delivered as usual to my email? Had to go through the internet.

James wonderful photos

A lone lioness bringing down a buffalo! That would have been quite something to witness.

Fantastic week in pictures! The shot of the Collared Sunbird framed by the aloe is my favourite. Just out of interest, are the sightings of Yellow-billed Oxpeckers on Londolozi sent to the KNP Yellow-billed Oxpecker research group?

Thank you James, for another wonderful TWIP. That is truly a phenomenal kill by the Tsalala female; have you ever come across a single female taking down a large male buffalo bull before? 2 years back I saw a lioness surprise a single buffalo female at a waterhole. She chased the buffalo and we watched breathlessly to see what would happen. What we certainly didn’t expect was the buffalo turning and facing her off, followed by the lioness fleeing as the buffalo chased her!

The Tsalala lioness never seize to amaze. Raising three cubs on her own. Buffalo killer. She is one strong lioness. Love the pic of the oxpeckers. Few years ago you could only see the yellow billed oxpecker in nothren Kruger. They are definitely moving more south.

Another wonderful glimpse of the bush. Makes us remember that there is a truly wonderful place we can enjoy even in pictures. Thank you. Victoria

The Tsalala female deserves a badge of honor for her continued endurance and abilities. I’m amazed she took down a bull and am glad it wasn’t stolen from her. She and her cubs deserve that kill! Wonderful assortment of images this week.

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Proof that I can still learn new things about African wildlife. Despite seeing them hitching many a ride on buffaloes and antelope, I don’t believe I ever knew there were two species of Oxpecker.

The Tsalala lioness learnt from the best the tailess female when they were together with the 3 boys. Specialist buffalo hunters they were. This kill is next level though and I doubt there are many records of such a feat! Astounding, what a champion!

Another excellent buffalo pic at top. I find it difficult to get a shot of buffalo’s I’m happy with. Also really like the portrait of the Tortoise Pan male. A really beautiful boy!

My favourites here have to be the shots of the Tortoise Pan Male and the collared sunbird! And that first photo of the buffalo is hilarious!

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