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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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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Amazing. Nature just do its own thing, regardless of who is around. Will be interesting to see the babies in a month or two.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Wonderful pictures, James and a lovely tale of the agama’s efforts.

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

This is the first time I have ever seen a tree agama, let alone see her laying eggs. What a wonderful sight and as you say James,they only lay a single clutch per year, it was something worthy to see. Thank you for those pictures and insight in the tree agama existence.

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

James, I saved the eggs🤗

Irene Henkes
Digital Tracker

cute…… It would be great if you manage to take pics of them!!!

Vin Beni
Master Tracker

Will you mark off the site to help insure successful development?

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

How interesting! Maybe she felt that place was safer for the hatchlings and a possible source of food?

Tracey Van Dijck

YEESSS. Reptiles. They are such amazing creatures! Thank you so much for documenting this. Being on a pathway, would the ground not become too hard packed for the babies to be able to dig their way out?

Dave Mills
Senior Digital Ranger

Lizards . . . life . . . Londolozi. A bit of a paraphrase from Karen Blixen: “You know you are truly alive when you live (vicariously) in Africa (and Londolozi).”

Victoria Auchincloss
Master Tracker

will wait for a report on the babies in February! Victoria

Tammy Hynes

Put a flag or something where her eggs are so no one kills them. I would also hope your always carefully about where you step, really care full about where u drive because of hidden cubs. I’ve seen video some drive so fast you’d never be able to stop for a hidden cubs. I actually seen a cheetah cub get killed this way. Please be careful there lives are way more important than your video or pay check.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Master Tracker

James, This will fun to watch! Hope you get to see them hatching!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

James, thanks for the information and images, documenting the egg laying of this little lizard. This just proves looking up, down and all around can yield a gift from nature.

Chelsea Allard
Master Tracker

I once watched a painted turtle lay eggs in a bank and it was a similar experience. I hope you spy the hatchlings when the times comes!

Doug Hammerich
Digital Tracker

Fantastic luck to witness this. Thank you for sharing.

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

Fascinating! Thanks, James for sharing. Looking forward to mid February!

Wendy Macnicol
Digital Tracker

Thank you, James! A very interesting blog on a small and very interesting little lizard! Thank you very much. Wendy M

Ann Richardson Berg
Digital Tracker

Hi James, Thank you for your blog about the agama. Very interesting!

Paul Canales
Master Tracker

So cool that you got to witness and capture this agama lizard laying and burying her eggs. Looking forward to a follow up post!

Kara Taylor
Master Tracker

That is so amazing! Can’t believe she stayed on the main path. Hope we get to see some baby lizards in February!

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

Gosh what a great thing to witness! Hopefully there will b a follow-up when the little ones appear in month or so 😉🙏❤️

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

More new info for me and will excited to see baby lizards in a few months. Your images were great and told the story. We are all staying tuned!!

Ana Komljenović
Senior Digital Ranger

You’re always saying that animals and people are connected. Perhaps this agama sensed that it was safer for her to nest near people than in close proximity to various predators. Perhaps animals can also feel the positive energy of the people who protect them 🦎

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