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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 #459

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Amazing elephant pics this week.

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Congrats on the reopening!
Fantastic, serene image of the impala drinking between the giraffes!

Hope we get some video of the vehicle rescue!

Doug Hammerich
Senior Digital Ranger

The photo of the two vehicles in the river starts me wondering is there is a “pink pouch” is someone’s future. 😉

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

There may well be…

Happy re-opening and best wishes to you all. Desperate not to be with you…

Christa Blessing
Senior Digital Ranger

Lovely pictures! Good to hear about the rain and that th leopard cubs are still safe. I hope that the Tslala lioness and her cub will be safe too in the future. She seems to be such a brave animal!

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Love that hyena face and that of the southern white faced owl!

Leslie Kaye
Explorer

Beautiful …I enjoyed looking at your photos right now. It is my safe place to fall and it is calming and serene as well. Thank you so much and I look forward to tomorrow.

Lisa Antell
Senior Digital Ranger

Love the landscape transition from gold to green with the mists……and always love seeing the tiny leopard cubbies!

Michael Kalm
Guest contributor

Mud! Mud! Glorious mud! Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood.
So, follow me, follow, down to the hollow,
And there let us wallow in glorious mud.
(with apologies to Flanders and Swann)

Andrew and Daniel Bolnick
Digital Tracker

So wish I could be there. It will be a sad day when the Tsalala female is no more. Just from the stories pictures and words describing her life against the odds, she is one special cat. What ever happened to her last cub

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

James, I saved the Lion, the trucks in the river, southern white faced owl, the ostrich chicks, cubs, elephant bull🤗

Kay Cook
Explorer

Fabulous week in pictures!!! Such special ones this week, which is saying something since they are all amazing-the ostrich chicks!! The leopard cubs!! Elephants as always🥰🥰🥰

Kara Taylor
Digital Tracker

Great pics this week – I really enjoyed the Owl – I’ve never seen that one before.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Well James, you’ve outdone yourself with the photos you’ve shared this week. The hyena image is fantastic, capturing the most amazing expression. The cubs are little heart warmers- you can’t look at them without smiling. Thank you for keeping us up to date on what’s happening within Londolozi!

Trish Monck
Master Tracker

James, do you think the Avocas would try to mate with the Tsalala lioness or harm her and or her cub? Hope she and her girl stays safe, uugh.

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Trish,
I think for the most part she’d be safe but they’d try to kill the cub. In which case the Tsalala female might be in trouble if she tries to defend it…

Carly M
Explorer

Beautiful pics as always! Love the guinea fowl and the beautiful sunbird in her nest. Absolutely love the magnificent elephant pic and of course the baby leopard cubs, too cute!

Chris Cordon
Explorer

Hi James! I look forward to TWIP every Friday. Do you suspect the Tsalala females are moving east or west off the reserve to avoid the Avoca males?

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Chris, as far as we can tell she’s just keeping a very low profile between the Sand and Manyelethi Rivers…

Cally Staniland
Senior Digital Ranger

Another bumper week of stunning photos👌! Feeling the pressure for the Tsalala lioness and her cub 😳. Fascinating fact re Sunbird using spiders webs to weave their nest. James it seems that pink purse is yours to keep…for now😊..you may have to lay a trap soon. 🙏💓

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Thanks James! What a great set of images. We are so excited to hear that you have guests on site! Yay!

Paul Canales
Senior Digital Ranger

Great pics this week!

Ana Komljenović
Digital Ranger

Since I was on vacation in August and in September came new challenges… I was about 15 days late with daily Londolozi’s tales from the wildlife. And I’ll catch up with you soon😁.
During my time growing up, we had a guineafowl flocks in the yard. (We call them Perlinka, or officially Biserka (from the croatian word Biser=eng. Pearl). I’ve always adored them, and I have to admit that photographs of them in natural surroundings, in the wild, always warm my heart

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