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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 What Happened 5 Years Ago? #3

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Wonderful memories. Still one of the best photos of Camp Pan, Tu Tones and the Tamboti female. I have not read anything recently about the Makotini (Maxabene) male in the south of the reserve. Is he still around?

I’ve read in the Sabi Sabi blogs that Maxabene is in their Reserve. Just saw a photo of him with a head wound- seems he tangled with a younger male over a kill….

Hi Denise. Thank you. I saw a photo posted on Instagram of a male leopard with a head injury. I did not realize it was Maxabene.

We discussed with Sean how much narrower the river seemed. We had observed a large elephant herd crossing at a similar location on the river 6 years ago.

Thanks for the walk down memory lane James! We love the shot with the three leopards lined up, and of course the elephants crossing the river is a classic!

James, I loved the photo of the three leopards. Amazing that his father let him stay in his territory.

Really enjoyed your walk down memory lane. Your cheetah photos certainly tell the story of survival of this animal- four days of trying to capture a meal and finally success- only to gorge before her meal was taken by an opportunity. Ahh, the triumphs and struggles in the veld 😍👏📷

Opportunist! Didn’t catch that spellcheck error….

Just beautiful. Thank you

Wonderful as always no matter the date. Victoria

Lots of Londolozi memories of Camp Pan, Tu Tones, and Tamboti! And Nanga has been a favorite of mine since 2010 when I first saw her and her brothers. She’s still close by?

So interesting to take a look back. Really liked the elephant crossing and the three leopards lined up.

Leopard & lion cubs are fun to watch but nothing is as cute as baby elephants struggling to keep up with the herd while playing with each other!

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