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Mashaba 3:3 Female

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Pete Thorpe

Alumni Ranger

Pete was a Field Guide for Londolozi for 4 years, contributing to the blog as a fantastic writer as well as photographer. Right from his very first bush trip at the age of four, Pete was always enthralled by this environment. Having grown ...

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Amazing pics Pete. Love the violet backed starling and the Mashaba female.

Pete, great pictures this week. Fabulous cover photo.

My heart sings for the rains! So glad. Beautiful Mashaba.

Loved the violet backed starling; what a spectacular bird. What a contrast: I see on my phone that it’s to be 104F in Londolozi while it’s 34F here in California.

Cheers for the rain! Wonderful group of photos to celebrate Friday, especially the backlit hyena. Thanks Pete!!

Pete, I loved the photo of violet backed starling🤗

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Thank you Pete for these beautiful pictures, I also love the Violet backed Starling!

That Violet backed starling is stunning. I remember being blown away by the greater blue eared starling I saw when I was at Londolozi. And how ironic that starlings world-wide are almost universally despised and slaughtered. A great book to read, by the way, is “Mozart’s Starling” by Lyanda Lynn Haupt.

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Nice work on getting that photo of the violet backed starling, they’ve never sat still whenever I’ve seen them!!

A really lovely blog Pete for TWIP. A nice mix of wildlife and beautiful shots. Loved the zebra pic – amazing markings on the face. Thanks for sharing with us.

Joining the crowd, applauding the beautiful male violet-backed starling.

Great pictures!!! Thanks for the update on the Tsalala lioness and her cub. How close are the other two prides, Mhangeni and Ntesvu to her location? I watch the latest video of her and the little one, they both look in great shape! I guess she inherited all the excellent skills from her Aunt and Grand mother!

Hey Pete, we’re headed your way shortly. LOVE the dung beetle photo! My favourite mighty beasts. Will surely be seeking those out on our return to Londolozi. Hoping our paths cross.

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