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James Souchon

Field Guide

James started his guiding career at the world-renowned Phinda Game Reserve, spending four years learning about and showing guests the wonder of the incredibly rich biodiversity that the Maputaland area of South Africa has to offer. Having always wanted to guide in the ...

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on The Week in Pictures #436

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Stunning pics James. Love the pearl spotted owlet, the lion and rhino.

James Souchon
Field Guide

Thanks Marinda

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

James, I loved all the photos, I saved Xinzele Female, Herd of Elphants, Pearl Spotted Owl, Ntsevu Lioness, Finfoot Female, African Fish Eagle, Kevin Power, Kevin Power & James Souchon, Nkuwa Female, to my pictures.

James Souchon
Field Guide

Great to hear, thanks Joan

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

TWIP always provides us with a plethora of images and this week’s array are no exception. It was nicely balanced. I noticed the addition of the Xinzele female- who is she? Have I missed something? Thank you James for continuing to bring Londolozi to us who can’t be there.

James Souchon
Field Guide

Hi Denise, She is the daughter of the Ingrid Dam Female and most likely the Anderson Male. Her territory is in the north western parts of the reserve around Ximpalapala Koppie. She was born in early-mid 2017

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Aha, I was there in November 2018 and didn’t see her- only her mother in the same tree a couple of days. It was thought she had a cub somewhere….

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Even by Londolozi standards there are some crackers there

The owl and the pussycat (the Xinzele leopard)

Sadly no pea green boat

James Souchon
Field Guide

Thanks Ian

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Wonderful photos, thanks. Love the owlet, how lucky you were to see that. And the Xinzele female – haven’t seen that name before, tell us more!

James Souchon
Field Guide

Hi Suzanne, She is the daughter of the Ingrid Dam Female and most likely the Anderson Male. Her territory is in the north western parts of the reserve around Ximpalapala Koppie. She was born in early-mid 2017

Wendy Macnicol
Digital Tracker

Some really EXCELLENT shots, guys. Congratulations! I have taken an awful lot of them as Screensavers! Love the Pearl Spotted Owlet! Wendy M

James Souchon
Field Guide

Glad you are enjoying them Wendy!

Andrew and Daniel Bolnick
Digital Tracker

James, another great week. My favorite was the Xinzele female in the rising sun

James Souchon
Field Guide

Hi Andrew and Daniel, thanks a lot!

Doug Hammerich
Senior Digital Ranger

That herd of elephants is not practicing social distancing. (Ha ha)

James Souchon
Field Guide

Haha… would be interesting to find them a mask that would fit as well!

Doug Hammerich
Senior Digital Ranger

I was glad to see Kevin Power is still in Londolozi. When I was there a year or so ago he and Tracker Ray made my visit ever so much more informative and enjoyable.

Paul Canales
Senior Digital Ranger

Another amazing week of photos. I love the diversity of subjects, content, lighting, and composition. Absolutely beautiful and inspiring! Thank you so much!

James Souchon
Field Guide

Always a pleasure Paul!

Darlene Knott
Digital Tracker

Excellent shots! Thanks for sharing!

James Souchon
Field Guide

It’s a pleasure Darlene, glad you enjoyed them

Michael Kalm
Guest contributor

Wow! That pearl spotted owlet – just stunning!

James Souchon
Field Guide

Hi Michael, It really is!

Brian Everitt
Digital Ranger

Wow absolutely beautiful photos. Keep up the great work

James Souchon
Field Guide

Thanks Brian!

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Incredible images, love the light!! That image of the fish eagles is spectacular!!

James Souchon
Field Guide

Thanks Callum

Michael Fleetwood
Senior Digital Ranger

Great selection of photos James! Have you had any sightings of the Ingrid Dam Female recently? I haven’t seen anything on her in some time. Also, any idea as to what happened to the sixth member of the Styx Pride and if it is the youngest of the three younger lionesses born under the Birmingham Males that is the one missing (her mother was the lioness calling in the sighting with James T). Also (final question, promise) was wondering if you know the sex ratio of the Ntsevu youngsters? Thanks a bunch!

James Souchon
Field Guide

Hi Michael, We haven’t seen the Ingrid Dam Female for some time now.As for the Styx Pride we thought there were 6 in the beginning but I believe there are only 5. The Ntsevu Pride has about 5/6 young males in it.

Andrew Minnitt
Explorer

thanks for sharing. loved sharing with the kids this morning.

James Souchon
Field Guide

Hi Andrew, it’s such a pleasure. glad you enjoyed it!

Al Kaiser
Guest contributor

Great pix as always. First reference I have seen to the Xinzele leopard. Could you please provide some background?

James Souchon
Field Guide

Hi Al, hope you are well! She is the daughter of the Ingrid Dam Female and most likely the Anderson Male. Her territory is in the north western parts of the reserve around Ximpalapala Koppie. She was born in early-mid 2017

Al Kaiser
Guest contributor

Thanks James. I was wondering if the Ingrid dam young female had been named. Take care.

Lisa Antell
Explorer

Xinzele is spending time on Londolozi now? And I love Finfoot and Nkuwa!

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

James you’ve done a superb job with your selections of images this week. So many special ones! I’m envious that you are able to see this on a daily basis. Always something new and exciting. My thanks!

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

James! What fun you all are having with Londolozi all to yourselves! We are jealous of course! We loved see a few shots of the Xinzele Female and the Nkuwa Female. We will need to research their lineage for sure. The eye of the Finfoot is over-the-top and your shot of the elephants is mesmerizing. Thanks!

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