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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 The Week in Pictures #458

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Stunning pics. Love the vultures, rhino and kudu at sunrise.

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Magnificent sunrise photo of the kudu!

Andrew and Daniel Bolnick
Digital Tracker

Thanks for another enjoyable week of great photos

Leslie Kaye
Explorer

I start my day with your Blog which I enjoy tremendously ….your photography skills are outstanding! Thank you!

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

There can’t be many office windows in the world that would give you the view in the 1st picture…..!

Kara Taylor
Digital Tracker

Some great surprises this week with the rare bird sightings.

Mj Bradley
Senior Digital Ranger

A pleasure as always.. Happy you are on your way back to some semblance of normal. Thank you for sharing

Cally Staniland
Senior Digital Ranger

What a bumper week with some very unique photos ! Stunning 👌🏻💕🙏🏻

Francesca Doria
Senior Digital Ranger

We can’t know what animals feel, but those two lionesses look affectionately bond and this is a very special picture. As usual the kudu is utmost beautiful. Leopards were considered Gods by Etruscan people and it looks as if they really are. Insects are so intriguing and I wish to see more about them. I wonder if birds sang differently during the lockdown but I guess nothing really changed that much over there as it’s a rare paradise, completely different from our cities. Buffalo make me feel a light shiver as they are so mighty and may rightly be aggressive. … I’d be a bit nervous near them! Beautiful animals. Great rhino on the run!

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

Lion spooked by hyeana image is one of feeling unlucky.Very intresting picture

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

Buffalo licking its nose , this behaviour is fascinating in that nostrils play a pivotal role in respiratory system . dust or pollen is not welcome in that area.

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

Bees have important ecologically role which many a time goes unnoticed.Their ecologically,social,commercial significance is important to the ecosystem.

Mama Lioness
Digital Ranger

I don’t know WHY James, but many of your pictures this week, gave me goosebumps! .. First, seeing the variations in height of the Giraffes was amazing! (The tallest one, for sure!)
Second, being a feline lover, seeing the different captures of the lioness (especially), always brings a fun sense of thought, as the first thought that comes to mind is “Ohhww! the big ol lazy kitties!” The expression on the Mhangeni Lionesses faces is PRICELESS! (Just oversized from a regular domestic cat). – When I look at the Avoca male, it makes me wonder how he was as a cub amidst surviving to be what he is today. he looks like one tough trooper!
.. Third, the Hippo calf looks so joyful! You can’t help but say “What an adorable picture!”
Lastly, the surrounding energy of the your pictures this time does not feel like Spring. They give the impression of Winter, which in-itself presents the unique observation amidst the “Climactic environment” that animals live within through out the year.

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Thanks for the kind words

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

The winter has favourable smiled upon giraffe who the Londolozi wilderness has witnessed the arrival of calves.Giraffe respiratory system and digestive adaptations have made them successful

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

Londolozi has how many recognized dominant prides?Lion haven of southern Africa.Beautiful diaries of the lion prides

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

Buffalo congregating enmasse at londolozi is a truelly beautiful spectacle.shows there is abundant resources to sustain species

Good

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

rhino calf crossing road very much depicts strong defence instinct is inbuilt.tail posture as well is intresting

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Well I thought the bird was an eagle but had no idea which one, so …. some terrific images this week. Thank you !

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

James, I loved all the photos, especially the Rhino, and leopard in the tree, and the lions cubs🤗

Nicole Bernhardt
Senior Digital Ranger

Thank you for another great week

Maxine Thomson
Explorer

Fabulous photos! What a fantastic job you have! Thank you for sharing😁

Barbi Evenson
Digital Ranger

Amazing photos James… with the help of the animal kingdom, I truly think you outdid yourself this week.
Every creature has a uniqueness about them that is truly magical. Always drawing you in for more. Oh how I would love to be there…. hopefully soon…Thank you💖

Paul Canales
Senior Digital Ranger

So good!! Bravo gents!!

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Amazing gallery!! Looked like some great birding recently with the half-collared kingfisher and the crowned eagle! Only got my first sighting of the latter in June up in Zululand!!

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