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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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James, what happened to the answer for the bird quiz?

Totally forgot to put it in! My bad!
It was a thick-billed cuckoo.

I enjoyed these photos and your comments as well alongside the photos. My day always starts with a view of your Blog … this time there was no carnage and I always appreciate that! Yes, I know that is the circle of life but not something I eagerly await to see! Thanks for the great photos.

The resting rhino is a wonderful picture : it almost looks as if it’s smiling. It’s clearly a good time for rhinos, elephants and hippos and they all look in their prime. The cub’s pose is very cat-like! Great photo of the Birmingham male too, even more appreciated if we think that his time as a leader is ticking. I suppose it must be very difficult to see all those baby impala being killed, the same way we are baby deer and reddeer… I really appreciated the Southern Black Tit!

James, I saved the rhino, the lion, I saved the lions drinking, and I saved the lion cub🤗, I loved all the photos!

Thanks for another lovely TWIP, James. Is it likely the females from the Ntsevu pride will have also mated with the Birmingham males to protect future offspring? Also I was delighted to hear the South African borders are fully opening soon.

Really great pictures. Wonderful time of year. Wish I was there

Always a pleasure to read your posts, James!

That Rhino in the mud wallow is pure happiness! I hope this year has brought them some peace. So great that you are seeing more Wild Dogs….hope the numbers are growing steady. Thanks!

Some great photos along with interesting & informative commentary.
Love the rhino. Cute cub pic-little lions yoga class? 😂

Always love to see hyena pups!

What was the bird in the Bird ID challenge?

Apologies Wynn, totally forgot to put it in. It was a thick-billed cuckoo.

Great photos, James. Thanks!

great collection of pictures! love the rhino who looks like he is heaven. thank you Victoria

Love that cub’s pose! Great week!

It’s so great to wake up each morning here in California to find the Londolozi blog, especially Friday and Sunday and view the compilation of animals. The comments are welcome as well as your camera settings. How special it must have been to see that little cub in its grooming routine, or yoga practice.
No word lately on the Tortoise Pan male, Nkoveni female or the Inyathini male. Also, is the wild dog couple gone to another reserve?

Wonderful variety of animals and birds this week. Your commentary was appreciated as well. However the best news was when I read that the South African border will be opening soon! I can nearly hear a collective sigh of relief across the ocean!

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Good variety of photos James – those Drongo chicks look quite comical squashed together in tiny nest! Hope they have survived.

Wow, how did you manage to capture a hyena looking pretty? I mean I get the “so ugly they are beautiful” thing, but that one looks very attractive 🙂
Just love your work, your weekly videos have been the highlight of our week in lockdown, and now I have found the blog……hooray!

This was a very interesting and varied article, James. It was interesting for me to see a Wild Dog hunting on its own as they normally hunt in a pack. Perhaps this was a parent just hunting for the pups. Been to the Bush recently and saw a Mom and Youngster White Rhinos BOTH trying to have a mud bath in a smallish mud hollow but Mom managed to roll on her back with her legs in the air which was fun to watch! Thanks, James! Keep them coming. Wendy M

Great week in pictures! Thanks as always!

Wow, I can’t believe I got the Bird ID right there!!

James, We love seeing a happy hippo! Thanks for all the great shots!

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