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Pete Thorpe

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Right from his very first bush trip at the age of four, Pete was always enthralled by this environment. Having grown up in the Middle East, Pete’s home-away-from-home has always been a bungalow in the Greater Kruger National Park, where his family had ...

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Stunning pics Pete. Love the elephants.

Annie.Lane07
Explorer

So many beautiful photographs. The Zebra and the leopards tail were absolutely stunning. Very happy to hear that two leopards are lactating, how exciting. Another awesome week in pictures and words. Thanks again Londolozi. 👍😍

Andrew and Daniel Bolnick
Digital Tracker

I was excited to see TWIP today. You did not disappoint. Great photos. Thank you

Cyndy Beardsley
Explorer

Another reason to love Fridays is getting – another “The Week in Pictures”. I always look forward to your email. Thank you

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Pete, Loved all the photos – but I Nkuwa female on a termite mound, Lilac Breasted Roller, close up elephant feeding, Zebra head on, Netsevu lioness walks across, Ximungwe young male yawning, Elephant bull with James Tyrrell, Giraffe tongue, elephant in River – I saved them to pictures

Blair Sinclair
Explorer

Great pics Pete are the Styx still 5 members 1 older adult female 3 3 year old sub adult females and the 1 sub male?

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Blair,
Looks like it, although we had reports that there were 6 together the other day. We were a bit confused as one of the lionesses was actively vocalising for a missing member when all 5 were accounted for (you might have seen this on our IG story). Perhaps she was coming into oestrus and calling for a mate…?

Blair Sinclair
Explorer

Thanks James wow that could be great news the 6th member the other adult female has been missing for a few months now so that would be awesome i think most assumed her dead do they look like they have finally settled and moved there territory west?

Ann Richardson Berg
Senior Digital Ranger

Hello Pete, Interesting reading and beautiful pictures! I especially liked 8/17 the photo of nature in the golden hour, 13/17 the lioness from the Styx Pride and 17/17 the silhouette of the grey heron.
Thank you for the week in pictures!

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Great shot of the croc, Pete!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

What a great TWIP! It’s great to see so many species in your blog and you’ve captured some great images: the croc with the errant tooth, the curling leopard tail, impalas in the fog, and the well rounded zebra! I appreciate your blog and photos, not like being there, but the next best option!!

Doug Hammerich
Senior Digital Ranger

The “golden hour” photo was striking. Thank you.

Tina Canales
Explorer

That crocodile is insane!!!! LOVE HIM (or is it a her?)

Paul Canales
Senior Digital Ranger

❤️❤️❤️

Marc Grawunder
Explorer

Thanks for the update and the (as always) amazing pictures. Appreciated!

Vahan Moosekian
Explorer

Pete,
Even more great shots. So wish I was back there. Look forward to these blogs every day. Keep it up.
Vahan

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Really diverse range of images!! Love the atmosphere in the photos of the heron and the Styx lioness!!

Jen Lum
Senior Digital Ranger

Pete, .. Maybe the reason the lioness from the Styx pride called out, was to let her family know “Dinner’s ready! .. Time to eat!.. Come and get it while the coast is clear!” 🙂

Mary Williams
Digital Ranger

Your Senegal Bush Male, I was told was the same as the original Kunyuma, Karula’s son, sibling to Quarentine Male. My records, however indicate a 2:3 spot pattern. So, my question is: is this the same male? Why is the spot pattern different? If the same leopard sure wish his name was the same as given to him when he was a cub!

Michael Fleetwood
Senior Digital Ranger

Hi Pete, great selection of photos as always! Was wondering if you have a sex ratio for the Ntsevu Pride’s youngsters yet? Also, the Senegal Bush Male (aka Kunyuma in the northern Sabi Sands) was born in the northern Sabi Sands as I’m sure you know, and even when younger, he was a cat who let the vehicles know when close enough was close enough. His older sister is much the same, and she isn’t afraid to lift her lips to create a space bubble. I’m not sure how he’s been since he dispersed, but I think he’s just a cat who knows what his personal space is and isn’t afraid to let the vehicles know it. He’s a very likable cat and glad he’s managed to find a niche on Londolozi. Has he mated with any of the other females besides the Mashaba female?

Auriel Thorpe
Explorer

I really enjoyed all the amazing photos of TWIP. And the croc with it’s tooth – wow !!

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