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Diana DeVaul

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Diana is a wife, mom and freelance writer. She grew up in the cornfields of midwestern America feeling deeply connected to the nature surrounding her. She studied psychology and social work at the university level and uses her education and previous work experiences ...

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on The Bird’s Eye View Of The Bush

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Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Fantastic visit!
Every time I walk by my photo wall, I can remember the exact moment the image appeared in front of me. At the same time, the sense of wonder being in the bush is also recalled.

Diana Devaul
Digital Ranger

Our photo wall is the first thing you see as you walk in our front door. We also have a bench where we can sit while putting our shoes on and be inspired by the animals in the photos. It’s a great way to start the day.

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Cracking photos, so rare to see leopard with cubs like that.

Diana Devaul
Digital Ranger

I had yet to rent a camera as the mom and her cubs sighting was on our very first safari. My husband did snap some with his phone but didn’t do justice to the majesty of the moment. However, I ended up with so many awesome photos, I cannot complain. I’m excited for our return and can’t wait to try my hand at capturing some more magic on film. Thank you for reading!

Laszlo Toth
Explorer

Beautiful stories and pictures, Diana!
Thank you for sharing!

Diana Devaul
Digital Ranger

I’m so glad you enjoyed. I am looking at my roller bird photo right now. Makes my heart so happy!

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Diana, I loved all the photos that you have taken – Well done🤗

Diana Devaul
Digital Ranger

Thank you. It was a combination of having access to an excellent camera, our incredible surroundings and the expertise of our ranger, Bruce, that made all these magnificent photos possible.

Ginger Brucker
Explorer

Love the photo of the leopard dozing under the watchful eye of the bird. Your experience is a reminder of the rewards simplicity and being “in the moment” brings.

Diana Devaul
Digital Ranger

It is a great photo. I love how cheeky the hornbill seems in this photo. I think being a writer by trade helps me step into the moment more fully as I am trained to always be observing. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

Suzi & Ben Byrd
Digital Ranger

WOW!!! What a GREAT photo of the leopard…

Diana Devaul
Digital Ranger

Thank you. This photo causes my heart to catch in my throat every time I look at it. So grateful to have it on my wall at home.

Jen Lum
Digital Ranger

Diana! Your photography is AMAZING!! Thank you for sharing your sights upon another wonder trip to Londolozi!
Just heart rendering!

Diana Devaul
Digital Ranger

Thank you so much! I sometimes still can’t fathom that I actually took these photos. They inspire me every day.

John Ridgewell
Explorer

memories of our visit last week revisited!

Diana Devaul
Digital Ranger

This blog is a wonderful way to stay connected to the wonder that is Londolozi and help us dream and plan of our return. I’m sure you have many wonderful memories of your own you could share.

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

Thank you, Diana, for sharing your safari experience at Londolozi. Superb images and life changing memories made. The golden light really caught the leopard’s eye! It’s always a delight to review images taken and relive a trip!

Jonny Stuteley
Explorer

Amazing photos mate! Has there been any sign of the Ndzanzeni female recently? Or are things not looking great for her?

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Jonny,
SHe’s been seen a few times lately but seems to have pushed her territory slightly further south. Having said that, the area she inhabits is so thick it can be hard to find anything down there!

Jonny Stuteley
Explorer

Ah that’s great news, thank you James!

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