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James Tyrrell

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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 Thread-Waisted Wasp Dragging Caterpillar

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Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Your story of the wasp paralyzing its prey gave me the shivers. When you found the paralyzed spiders – by freeing them from the nest, would they “awaken” from their stupor and live?

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Leave it to Seam to find the unusual!

Ian Hall
Digital Tracker

Gruesome

Victoria Auchincloss
Digital Tracker

I always knew there was a reason I disliked wasps. UGH! What an awful way to go. We are suffering here in North Carolina from an invasion of wasps that are huge and busy invading the nests of normal wasps. Victoria

Jen Lum
Digital Ranger

What the,..?? So in watching the wasp mount the caterpillar, at what position does the wasp sting the critter before the wasp carries it off? In the short video, it seems the wasp dithers about three times, figuring out what to do before it carries off the caterpillar, but I didn’t see the wasp inject its stinger.(??) All in all, that is some amazing scientific information and upclose natural footage upon sharing that story!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

This was fabulous and thanks to Sean for taking this illustrative video. Sometimes it pays to look down!!

Michael Kalm
Guest contributor

Wow! The mysterious cycle of life – and how it plays out!

Joan Schmiidt
Digital Tracker

James what a great video

Linda Rawles
Digital Ranger

I love the attention to the smaller wonders. Thank you!

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