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James Tyrrell

Photographic Guide/Media Team

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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Mary Williams
Digital Ranger

Excellent video! Thank you for your “vision”!

Dave Mills
Explorer

Oh, man, simply wonderful. In a million ways. James, Shaun, Shawn, and all the Londolozi family, you’re the best. To all of you . . . and to Africa: Happy Valentine’s Day.

Chelsea Allard
Senior Digital Ranger

That was so moving. Thank you.

Brian Cantrell
Master Tracker

Shaun, what an incredible story! Thank you so much for sharing.

Karen Hart
Digital Ranger

A thought provoking, heart felt video that reminds us all to appreciate all that is around us. Thank you for sharing and giving us such a beautiful reminder

Andrew and Daniel Bolnick
Digital Tracker

What great narration by Shaun D’Araujo. This was moving , powerful, amazing and heartwarming. It has so many implications beyond a Safari. Thank you for this video.

A moving and thought provoking message Shaun. In the general rush of life many of us are guilty of listening but not hearing. A lovely Valentines Day reminder – thank you.

Keith Fincham
Explorer

Amazing and Inspiring Shaun. My family and I learnt so much from being with you in 2016, it is wonderful to sense and share in all you learnt from being with Shawn. Beautifully filmed and edited James.

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

A truly inspiring, lovely video, James and Shaun. It brought tears to my eyes. Thank you.

Peggy Fox
Explorer

Love this. Thank you and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Doug Hammerich
Senior Digital Ranger

A very inspirational and thought provoking presentation. Thank you so much.

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Very insightful–great job Shaun & James!

Johanna Browne
Explorer

So, so beautiful. We ‘know’ things by listening to our hearts and getting out of our head, our ego, believing humans are more intelligent, are the only ones that possess emotion and are the higher being on this planet. We have so much to learn from nature and wildlife. Such a humble and powerful reminder of not who we are, but who we can be! Thank you Shawn for your experience and James for putting this together. Perfect for Valentine’s Day because it’s all about heart ❤️ ♥️💕

Jen Lum
Digital Ranger

WOW! Simply amazing and so profound! This video is pure synchronicity for me, as it could not have come at a more appropriate time! I am now in my 4th semester of college, now taking the Communications – Listening course. Last night, I just finished my first assignment based on the “HURIER Listening Model.” Today’s blog is a fulfilling validation of what I digested and learned, while speaking to what so many take for granted.
Shaun D’Araujo and Shawn Cheshire’s story and video brought tears to my eyes, and left my heart racing, as I too have suffered three traumatic brain injuries. (One open head, and 2 closed) My third injury caused me to lose my eye site for about 15 seconds, upon being slammed on the left side of my head by a twenty pound box some 5 years ago. Ironically, I was hit in the same place where my first injury took place. It is very true that those of us who have suffered TBI’s, deal with the reality of long term side affects. It’s instances such as this video, that are a reminder of what sits dormant in the brain, that gets woken up to by the unexpected.
I am profoundly touched by Shawn’s courage and found wisdom to share life on a whole different and deeper level. Likewise, Shaun, you have brought me to tears by your heart felt understanding for what you came to learn about nature in a whole new way, – Transformed by being willing to be open to have patience, to feel nature’s energy and be compelled to share your enlightened compassion through one’s boundless disability.
Your heart and expression is felt around the world. Namaste.

Victoria Auchincloss
Digital Tracker

How marvelous to learn another way to « see » and to learn from this obviously courageous and intelligent young lady, and to understand what she needed to see the wonders of the bush. Victoria

Joan Schmiidt
Digital Tracker

James, great video – I have never seen a blind person go on a safari

Karen Dixon
Explorer

I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the daily updates since my stay at Londolozi last May. This one is very special, thank you so much for sharing such an insightful and inspiring experience.

Julie Southern
Explorer

That was so beautiful. You made me cry….
Loved it❤️

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

Like a winning hand in a superb card game, each of the contributors of this insightful piece played their part to a successful end. Insightful, inspiring and open, we are slowly lead to understand a new dimension of hearing. Many thanks to each of you for sharing yourself and your talents. This was meaningful.

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Wow!!!!!!!!! Really nice retelling of Shaun & Shawn’s story! Touched our hearts and left us feeling every word in Shaun’s story. Thank you and especially thank you to Shaun for retelling his amazing story for us all to share!

Ann Richardson Berg
Senior Digital Ranger

What a beautiful story! ❤️ Thank you for sharing!

Shelly Kreilick Smith
Digital Ranger

Brought tears to my eyes. Very powerful and touching video. Thank you!

Keith Nicholson
Explorer

Wow, that is truly inspirational. Thank you Londolozi, Shaun and Shawn for sharing, you made my day!!!!!

Jimmy Classey
Explorer

This was a beautiful story and reminder to stop and appreciate life and tune in with all of our senses. My wife and I feel grateful that Shaun and Elmon guided us through our first experience in the bush. This video reminded us of how genuine and passionate Shaun is about his profession.

Judith Guffey
Senior Digital Ranger

Mahalo. What an amazing experience for both of you!👏

Sean De
Explorer

One of the most inspiring pieces I have seen. Shaun narrates this so beautifully and knowing the depth of understanding/insight the people of Londolozi have, is the magic of why we return year after year. There is magic and the unexplainable at Londolozi – one really has to visit to know… tears of feeling.

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