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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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on Virtual Game Drives: The Week in Video #16

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Fantastic to see the Mashaba female’s cub. Great videos this week.

Darlene Knott
Digital Tracker

Oh, HOW EXCITING!!! That video was superb! I felt like I truly was there. The leopards were fantastic, especially that tiny one at the end! And the dog memories are precious! Thanks so much for another 5-star video!

George Prior
Explorer

Stunning. Absolutely fantastic footage.

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Oh my word, what a way to end this blog! – how lucky to find this cub, especially at such a young age (1 or 2 weeks?) I wonder if there are more, as her last litters all seemed to have been triplets – let’s just hope she has better luck this time round. Just can’t wait for more info. That was a really nasty wound the Nanga female had in April, don’t remember seeing anything on that in the blog, but it’s amazing how well it’s healed.

Victoria Auchincloss
Digital Tracker

what fun to see so many leopards. sorry you got stuck!! it is so great to see the inhabitants of the bush going about their business. zAll is right with their world! thank you Victoria

Francesca Doria
Explorer

Leopards are the epithom of freedom as well described by RMRilke in his poem The Panther. They never give up fighting for freedom when caged. It is such a privilege to meet them and a leopard cub is an utmost beautiful and thrilling sight! Great video also of impalas, hippos, wild dogs and hyena (have they ever chewed any camera or other objects? They come so close, very confident)

Kara Taylor
Senior Digital Ranger

I loved seeing the Nanga female, We have spent some time with her on two separate visits, glad to see she’s doing well. And the baby leopard at the end wow!! Then the biggest surprise – James with no beard!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

There’s nothing better than ending on a high note! Really enjoyed this weekly video- guess you still own the pink bag 😬

Irene Henkes
Senior Digital Ranger

Sweet!! That really is a tiny baby leopard!

Ana Komljenović
Digital Ranger

It’s a wonderful sighting. But James, I have to tell you… (Sorry :)) You look funny with a mustache. By😋

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Haha the humour is exactly what I’m going for… 😉

Ana Komljenović
Digital Ranger

Then it’s a success! 🙂

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

James–cleanly shaven– a new look!
Leopard cub looks very young!

Trish Monck
Senior Digital Ranger

Always look forward to the virtual Sunday safaris with you guys, can’t wait to get back over there!

Christa Blessing
Senior Digital Ranger

What a phantastic week you had starting with those fighting hippos, all those leopards, the wild dogs (sooo cute!!) and finally the tiny leopard cub! Thanks again for your beautiful videos.

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Thanks Christa

Tom Rawles
Guest contributor

Loved the silent, artistic ending to this week’s virtual safari tour. Well done.

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Thanks Tom

What a fabulous week – such a treat … a leopard feast indeed! Just love watching that young Ximungwe male ‘cub’ … he’s so interesting to watch so really hope he sticks around for many more videos! Thanks for the great leopard footage.

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Thanks Shirley,
Yip, we’ll probably have to drop that ‘cub’ title now…

Nicole Bernhardt
Senior Digital Ranger

Thanks for another great week of virtual safari’s, they really are such a treat. Like most people I’m certainly going to miss the wild dogs, it’s a pity that they have moved off. On the other hand the next generation of leopard cubs will definitely make up for it 🙂

Cally Staniland
Explorer

Thanks again for some fabulous footage and pink purse mishaps. Each week brings some incredible stories, never a dull moment and always something that leaves you hanging …. for the next installment. The arrival of the Mashaba cub was soo precious and the perfect distraction from the painted dog pups. I’m surprised the beard came off so soon James, thought you would have kept that for the colder month to come 😂.

Penny Tainton
Senior Digital Ranger

How completely wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Wendy Macnicol
Digital Tracker

Really stunning pics this week on this virtual safari. We thoroughly enjoy getting them. Please don’t stop! Wendy and Neil M

Leonie De Young
Senior Digital Ranger

You had an eventful week James. The sound of the hippos fighting was almost deafening. Hope they sorted out their differences. Enjoyed our virtual safari and I thank you for sharing with us. Be well and stay safe one and all.

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