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Mashaba 3:3 Female

Mashaba 3:3 Female

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Mrisho Lugenge

Ranger

Mrisho came to Londolozi from a solid guiding background in Tanzania, where he had been working at the famous Ruaha National Park. Mrisho is currently one of the guiding team's best birders, and his photography has improved exponentially since first picking up a ...

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Who is the male leopard on the termite mound?

Claire L
Digital Ranger

I believe he is called Mawelawela.

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Great job, Mrisho! Loved the stork photo.

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Mrisho, I especially liked the Giant King Fisher, and the Saddle Billed Stork, along with Ximungwe jumping along the branch, and Makomsava lying in the Marula tree.

Brian Everitt
Digital Ranger

Absolutely beautiful thanks for sharing

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Great job Mrisho! You’re off to a fabulous start using an amazing camera, and fortunate to have lots of subject matter. Keep clicking…….!

Lisa Antell
Explorer

When will the young females get their own names?

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

The Nhlanguleni females actually have got theirs already Lisa. I didn’t actually look carefully to see which one this was, but they are known as the Finfoot (a prominent river crossing where one is often seen) and the other is the Nkuwa female (Nkuwa is a Sycamore fig in Shangaan).
Best regards,
James

Lisa Antell
Explorer

Thanks James! We saw both girls (and their mom and Flat Rock all together!) in August, while Byron was guiding us! Can you give me their spot patterns or any ID info?

Darlene Knott
Digital Tracker

Excellent photography! For only one year as a photographer, it is obvious, Mrisho, that you were meant to have that camera in your hands! Terrific TWIP!

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Excellent TWIP, Mrisho! Looking forward to more!

Doug Hammerich
Senior Digital Ranger

The kingfisher photo should be in every book of African bird life. It’s totally perfect.

Victoria Auchincloss
Digital Tracker

Congratulations Mr. Mrisho, what a delightful week in pictures. Love the mother and son sharing a branch and it was so great to see all those wild dogs frolicking in the water. Thank you, Victoria

Michael Weber
Explorer

👍😍

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Wow, terrific TWIP Mrisho, will look forward to seeing more from you. Is the male leopard on the mound Hosana? Another question, how many litters of 3 has Mashaba lost in the last 2-3 years? – must be at least 3 times she has lost all 3.

Mj Bradley
Senior Digital Ranger

Is that the Mawela-wela male in the photo above Makomsava? Gorgeous photos! Thank you for sharing

Sean De
Explorer

Loved this Blog and loved our time with you Mrisho! Well done on these photos!

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

Exceptional and diverse images! Looking forward to seeing more of you captures in the future.

Susan Strauss
Digital Tracker

Stunning images…💕

Leonie De Young
Senior Digital Ranger

A fantastic TWIP and the photography is exceptional Mrisho. You have mastered it to a “T”. thank you very much for sharing with us. Keep them coming, I really enjoyed viewing them.

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