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Dean de la Rey

Alumni Ranger

Dean was a guide at Londolozi from 2018 to 2022. He grew up in Johannesburg and it was from his very first trip to the bush at the age of two that he was captivated by this environment (he claims he can remember ...

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on The Week in Pictures #467

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Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Hi Bateleur eagles are my favourite as they are spectacular when flying. Very interesting to see the two males together. Lovely pictures of leopards and lions, great photos of hippos in the poole and elephant and the impala at sunset. I wonder if waterbuck are easy prey in the water… they are beautiful animals. It seems it’s love and babies time but also birding time

Vin Beni
Master Tracker

Amazing contrast of gentleness and ferocity in the photo of the cub of the Ntsevu pride and its father.

Camille Koertner
Senior Digital Ranger

Welcome Back Dean!!!

Suzanne Gibson
Master Tracker

Wow, have added lots of your photos to my “favourites”, thanks. Re the Senegal Bush male with the 6 Rivers female, weren’t they seen mating some months ago – and didn’t he then mate with Mashaba?

Paul Canales
Master Tracker

Terrific photo montage Dean! I particularly love the variety of images, composition, settings and colors! Thanks!

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Dean, I loved all the photos, especially leopard Sofia, I also bantelur eagles, and I also saved lion cub🤗

Lisa Antell
Master Tracker

What has Xinzele done to her ears? My goodness, a mere 15 months ago, she had perfect smooth ears! We saw her on the northern Londolozi boundary in July 2019…..it is nice to see her more often in your stories now!

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Dean, I also saved headed weaver, and I also saved pippit, and I also saved grand heron

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

Good week in pictures! I love the picture of the Three Rivers female and the Senegal Bush male. Such beautiful leopards!

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Beautiful pictures!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Dean, you’ve put together an album of interesting and well composed images for this week’s photo journal. I sense your joy in being back at Londolozi.

Kara Taylor
Master Tracker

Wow Dean, Great shots!! I saved a ton of them ! Particularly loved the Lion shots, the Leopards after mating and the Kudu at sunset! But really loved them all 🙂

Michael Fleetwood
Master Tracker

Great photo selection Dean and welcome back to the bush! Was wondering if Xinzele’s more frequent sightings in the north-central area is the reason or a possible reason for the secrecy and movement of Makhomsava and her cub(s)? Isn’t she normally seen in the north-central areas? Also, are the adult Ntsevu lionesses acting aggressive towards the sub-adults males and have the Birmingham Males shown any such behavior toward their sons/male relatives?

Wendy Macnicol
Digital Tracker

Have saved the Lion Cub yelling. Couldn’t resist it. Wendy M

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

Lovely grouping of images, Dean. The unfazed cub with the father snarling over it inches away was my favorite. Welcome back!!

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Even by the high standards of Londolzi, this week’s photos are wonderful.

James Laurie

Just imagine a world without photography , all these lovely images could not be shared!

Jutta Mielke Nestle
Guest contributor

Wow, a lot of great shots. Fantastic Pictures

Michael and Terri Klauber
Master Tracker

Dean, Your shots are fantastic! Added a couple to our favorites! The Tavangumi male leopard is certainly a handsome devil! The image of the Ntsevu cub is a classic!

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

I had not yet signed in for Londolozi Live, I went searching for more of your blogs and foto’s. Beautiful foto of the by Tanangumi male leopard. The two bateleur birds look very impressive high up in the trees. Gorgeous foto of lion cub. Senegal bush male and three rivers female, stunning foto’s.

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