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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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Stunning pics this week. Love the hyena cubs, elephants and baby rhino.

Thanks Marinda

I have to admit the young hyenas are very cute, but the adults have a long way to. As always the week of pictures was great and the leopards fighting was quite something even with out sound. Thank you. Victoria

Hi Victoria,
The YouTube clip contained in that post has sound in it…

Master Tracker

Super piccies as always.

Thanks Ian

Terrific TWIP! I want to try the merging technique one of these days. Maybe I will just head to the backyard, take some shots and see how this works. Panning is a technique I am not sure I will ever like enough to work at mastering it! 😂 Love your photography, James!

Hi Darlene, the merging is incredibly easy.
Have a look at this post for the how-to: https://blog.londolozi.com/2018/02/26/how-to-take-a-wide-angle-photograph-without-a-wide-angle-lens/

I tried it on some photos I had taken in Longyearbyen in Svalbard in July. I had the idea of merging them when I took them. You are right. It was easy. Thanks for the tips though. They helped a lot!

Absolutely, it needs to be a pre-planned thing! I.e. you need to know that the shots you are taking are specifically for a merge!

I give the elephant’s foot more than a “pass.” Don’t be so hard on yourself!

Thanks Vin, It was the first time I was trying this with Elephant feet so hope to get some better ones shortly…

Another TWIP winner! Thanks.

You’re welcome Doug

James, I really like the surprise factor when I open TWIP each Friday morning here in Florida, USA. This week certainly did not disappoint. The opening shot of the Hyena Cubs was unexpected and powerful. As I scrolled through the photos one by one I took my time enjoying each photo. Good stuff here

Thanks Andrew

Loved the picture of the elephant calf peeking through it’s mother

Looks like someone is really building some serious Lightroom & Photoshops skills! Love the banner TWIP image at the top of the blog!

Superb TWIP, James! Who couldn’t love those hyhena cubs or the baby elephant close-up. My thanks!

Thanks Joanne

Amazing as Usual!!! Interesting to hear that the Tortoise Pan Male killed that giraffe calf!!

I agree! I was shocked.

Most likely it had just been born. No one actually saw the takedown but it certainly looks that way…

You’ve captured some fabulous images this week, so good there are no favorites to applaud. I get your panning frustration as I struggle with this medium. For practice I need to return to the nearby highway and shoot passing cars- not as fun or rewarding as elephants, but practice is paramount. Your composite turned out great. Keep the good work and interesting bligs👏📷

Thanks Denise

Hoping all ends well for the Ntsevu Pride James! Any idea as to how they got separated?

Also, great photos of the hyena cubs and would agree with the one-month or less estimate of the age. They still look like little black bear cubs! How many den sites do you have on Londolozi and is there just one clan (if you know) that holds territory on the reserve?

Also, curious as to how you differentiate between the two daughters of the Nhlanguleni female, since you use “Nhlanguleni Young Female (or Male) to ID independent but not yet established offspring and they’re of the same sex?

Such great pictures, makes me long to come back for another adventure!

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