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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 A Look Back on the Last 6 Months

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Lovely blog and great pics James. It is a strange time for all of us, but it is nice to be able to look back at how we spend it.

Thanks for the memories that not all was a lost cause in 2020. I for one appreciated the daily contact with South Africa and Londolozi! Wishing you a return to a more “normal” as you open up to amazing animal sightings with tourists once again.

Sherry Rix

Thank you for this post – fabulous images to remind us of the beautiful wildlife we’ll see when all this madness is over. Just what I needed to lift my spirits today. Thank you!!

Karin Maclarty

Hi James. This is a great recap of the past six months. Terrific photos which capture the months so well.

Tina Canales

I really LOVE this!! What a beautiful capture of the past 6 months. I can only imagine the days in between!
Thank you for bringing us all along with you.

Francesca Doria
Senior Digital Ranger

What special intimate experience You have had over there! The full moon is my favourite sight in every place on earth – it looks so dramatically different and mesmerising . The zebra foal looks just adorable and also the cheetah so rare and fragile. Also finding a rhino lying peacefully among vegetation gives a sense of peace. As usual leopards are gorgeous and pups funny and energetic. So many emotions blended together… thank you for sharing

Ivy Wilensky
Digital Ranger

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing lockdown with us!

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

All of these events have brought much enjoyment and made experiencing this pandemic not seem so overwhelming. Thank all of you!

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

James, I loved all the pictures – especially leopard, Cheetahs, wild dog pups, rhinos lying in the road, leopard with big teeth🤗

Susan Young

Fabulous diary of the last six months. Thank you all for keeping the memories alive. Cannot wait to return.

Tammy Hynes

I love the lions, leopards, cheetahs alot. I think the hyena population should be controlled for awhile, up to 80 members in a clan the big cats haven’t got a chance

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Memorable images and experiences! Not such a tough time to be a Londolozi ranger, I suspect! Thanks. James.

Linda Mansell

Hello James, what a treat it is to see your wonderful photos – they are all absolutely stunning – and the little zebra foal is so amusing and it is hard to see where the parents begin and end … like a jigsaw puzzle. Thank you for sharing them, brightening up this dull, cold and rainy day in the UK.

Cally Staniland
Senior Digital Ranger

James you certainly have a beautiful collection of photos there! Can’t decide which is my favorite but think the Rhinos might top it this time. As for my most exciting month….. May definitely wins hands down. What an exciting time that was with the cubs. Thanks for sharing these with us and hopefully one day we can share the moment together in person 🙏🏻💕

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

I would imagine that anyone who works at Londolozi would always treasure the time they spent there in future years – but for those of you who’ve been there during the lockdown it will surely be even more so. It must be an intense yet bizarre experience.

Kara Taylor
Digital Tracker

I really enjoyed your look back James. That Zebra foal picture is so cute. There were so many magical moments that I wished I was there and can’t wait to get back!

Paul Canales
Senior Digital Ranger

Wow, incredible set of photos James! I found myself saving each image to my photo gallery, as they all are special when tied to your specific memories of the lockdown. Thanks again!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Well, it’s all relative, but your six months in quarantine certainly was better than mine! Your images are wonderful and as a visitor 1.5 years ago, I felt even more connected to Londolozi while sitting in the house, watching the squirrels in my backyard-although not leopards or elephants, Sampson and Delilah have given me great pleasure in watching their antics. I should have been there in March, but I wasn’t so postponed until next year. Until then, I’ll continue to tune in to the blogs and videos that help me feel as if I’m there with you all. Thank you c

Christa Blessing
Senior Digital Ranger

Great photos, James. What I also like about them is the compassion they show of the animals for each other, the rhinos, the young zebra and mum, the cute wild dog pup, the cheetah mother and her young ones….

Amanda Cappon

Remarkable; we are coming in 2022 and are already so excited!

Carly M

Just breathtaking, thanks for sharing!

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

a journey of a 1000 years well travelled in the past 6months.Personally am more mature knowledge wise thanks to the informative Londolozi blog.To the entire team thank you and god bless you abundantly for your effortless and hearty conservative care

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

Lions drinking simultaneously image is awesome and teaches us immensely on how wildlife communicates and pride synchrony dynamics.

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

Hyena exhibited great patience when waiting for leopard to make an error which would present an opening to the free meal it anticipated

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

The past 6 months have highlighted the great biodiversity that the wild lands of Africa have within their midst.

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