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Dean de la Rey

Ranger

Dean 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 that far back!). He attended school in Pretoria, thereafter completing ...

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on Why to Watch Where Vultures Land

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Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Dean, I saved the leopard🤗

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

We had once encountered a similar scene near a watering hole. A lion was feeding on a water buffalo. Another buffalo was nearby appearing to menace the lion. Hyenas and vultures approached and there was a series of backs and forths among the participants.

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

Vultures are vital to the Bush environment in so many ways! Interesting day for you and the hungry young leopard!

Kara Taylor
Master Tracker

Very cool sighting Dean!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

It seems the vultures have an amazing sense of smell, as do the hyenas when it comes to carrion. Do you think the waterbuck was stuck in the mud after being chased into this almost dry pan? So many adventures as of late!

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

What an exciting happening.

Sylvia White
Explorer

It usually means they have congregated at a kill and are hoping to join the feast.

Linda Mansell
Senior Digital Ranger

The circle of life and death …. fascinating.

Lisa Antell
Digital Tracker

When is the Ximungwe young male going to get his adult name?

Victoria Auchincloss
Master Tracker

Always wonderful to see the. stories from Londolozi.We look forward to them ea ch day.just this week there seems to be some hope for corona virus vaccines which we are hoping means we might be able to visit Londolozi in our fall /your spring! Fingers. crossed!! Victoria

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

Always wonderful action in the Bush! Great images as well.

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

Great morning for you Dean! The shot of the Ximungwe male is just wonderful on the dried mud! Thanks for sharing 🙏🏻💕

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Dean, That’s a tough day for that young male. I’m sure he has a lot to learn, and knowing his lineage it won’t take him long!

Paul Canales
Digital Tracker

These natural battles for survival are endlessly fascinating!

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