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James Tyrrell


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 The Week in Pictures #451

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Stunning pucs. Love the sunrise and the blacksmith lapwing. Beautiful.

Suzanne Gibson
Master Tracker

Love Pete’s photo of the blacksmith lapwing, looks more like a painting! Great to see the 3 Rivers female again, I last saw her 4 years ago when she was a cub, with her male sibling and mother (Xidulu). The Plaque Rock female is also looking well.

Linda Mansell
Senior Digital Ranger

What a fabulous gallery of photos this week. You have all captured what makes the bush so utterly magic and mysterious. And also the little things that you have caught on camera that make up the larger picture of the true beauty of Londolozi. Thank you for sharing and filling my heart with joy.

Barry Kok

Lovely pics, guys. Always nice to have some of the small buggers in the mix! Have a great weekend all and Happy Women’s Day to the ladies out there!!

Kara Taylor
Master Tracker

Another beautiful week, thanks to all.

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

The impala photo shows what can be achieved with the aperture wide open . A lovely photo of an oft neglected species

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Well, my bird guess wasn’t correct, but at least I got eagle in my attempt. I enjoyed viewing TWIP this week- it made me feel as though I’m there. Hoping you reopen soon….

Lisa Antell
Master Tracker

Very glad to see Plaque Rock still doing well! We saw her in a confrontation with Kunyuma (Senegal Bush Male) last August 2019 when he stole her kill up in a tree. The leopards of Londolozi never fail to delight!

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

James, I loved all the photos🤗

Winter time makes photos very soft on the eye! Lovely photos this week!!

Ana Komljenović
Senior Digital Ranger

James, hi. Have any of you heard anything about ours wild dogs puppis? 🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

As beautiful as always, all your pictures. I like all of them. My favorite today is the one of the slender mongoose.

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

Love the pics! Very creative! And always happy to see the Three Rivers female! Thanks for sharing!

Paul Canales
Master Tracker

Tremendous week of photos. Thanks allnn

Michael Fleetwood
Master Tracker

Great selection of photos James and Sean! Couple questions regarding the leopard dynamics if you don’t mind:

1. Has the Three Rivers Female ever produced a litter before or would this be her first time mating? I thought I remembered something about her having cubs, but perhaps I am thinking of another female
2. Have you had any sign of the Mashaba Female’s cub, and does she frequent the northwest as well?

James Tyrrell

Hi Michael,
The Three Rivers female hasn’t reproduced before, so this would be her first litter.
We haven’t had any sign of the Mashaba female’s cub, but the female was seen last week and it looked like she was still lactating, so there’s hope…

Carly M
Digital Tracker

Absolutely stunning pics! Just breathtaking!

Wendy Macnicol
Digital Tracker

Hi there James. The picture I took today for a Screensaver is the one of the Slender Mongoose – in a tree nogal! – busy alarm calling! How unusual. Never seen that before. So very interesting. Thank you James and all who make these pics so interesting. Wendy M

Tracey Katz

Was the Three Rivers female previously the Tamboti young female? 🤔

James Tyrrell

Hi Tracey,
No, she was the Xidulu young female. The Tamboti young female has moved way down into the southern section of the Sabi Sand and we don’t see her anymore…

Victoria Auchincloss
Master Tracker

wonderful photos. good to see that in the bush and in Londolozi life and nature continue to work well together! thank you Victoria

Pauli Bakker
Digital Ranger

Thanks James….. beautiful photos….- everyone of them!……

Callum Evans
Master Tracker

Amazing images!! Love that shot of the Three Rivers Female especially!

Sam Lovett

Thank you James Tyrell

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

l find the bird challenge mentally challenging and brilliant skills test.
Hippo milk is pink any idea why?

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