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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 The Lucky Escape to Nowhere

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Victoria Auchincloss
Master Tracker

Wow!! That is one lucky impala fawn. Hope it learns to look more carefully. Glad he escaped! Victoria

Dries Marais
Digital Ranger

Good day James,

As always good photos and a compelling narrative. I read the unfolding story with anticipation and sat up astonished at the outcome. I share many of these unusual dynamics with my USA friends and clients – and while most of them are not in the niche for a visit to Londolozi they surely have come to understand the dynamics of what happens around Timbavati, Londolozi and Sabi Sand.

Dries Marais

James Tyrrell

Thanks Dries!

Jim Davis
Senior Digital Ranger

James..good stuff as usual

James Tyrrell

Thanks Jim!

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

James, I have never seen leopard take off after Impala Lamb, so sorry he did not get it – it got away!

Jen Lum
Senior Digital Ranger

OOOHHHWW! That is just the most precious story! The picture of the Leopard laying down in the grass watching the innocent lamb, is something to behold. The thought that comes to mind within the story, is that the Leopard might have actually felt some kind of “Knowing” within her about the lone tot, thus compassion, (and even maybe seeing it’s cuteness) and couldn’t see it with herself to kill the lamb.
Yes, there are those unique instances where the unimaginable kindred spirits come to be in friendship, or at minimum, to just let there be respect for each others presence and existence. Okay, so that might sound unrealistic from the standpoint of life in the Bush, but, .. this was definitely a day in the life of “Just for today, I don’t want to be, or look like a bad kitty. I think I’ll just be content, and let there to be a day of happily ever after.”

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Well, live and learn… if in fact the Nkoveni female was still hungry, I would think considering all things, she’d go for the meal. Seeing impala lambs with their mothers today here in Chobe, it seems they don’t share….. such is nature.

Thank you for the great updates!!

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Oh what a sad little story

Andrew and Daniel Bolnick
Digital Tracker

Full belly complacency. Impala on borrowed time

Cheung Yc
Digital Ranger

Thats life… Hunt, Survive

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