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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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on Virtual Safari: The Week in Video #45

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R Jr Caromna

Love the lions. Great video. Well done.

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Amazing videos this week.

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Thanks James, lovely to see the Piccadilly female and cub. I also love hearing the birdsong, and seemed to be more aware of it this week – I’ve been playing the Londolozi dawn chorus (from last June’s blogs) every time I do yoga at home, and try to pretend I’m back there…..hoping it won’t be too long!

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

As always, beautiful and interesting video.

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

The piccadilly female and cub are so beautiful. Monitor lizard very happy in his nest. The ox peckers are very busy building the nest, good to see everyone helping indeed. Can’ t believe the damage the elephants do to the knob thorn trees, very destructive, but they must eat to survive. Leopards are still my favourite big cat. Wonderful video, thank you James.

Lisa Antell
Master Tracker

Loved the Leopards…….that little cub is a hissy feisty one! And Piccadilly…..a tired, hard-working mom, but still a CAT and playful at times! The nesting birds were beautiful……and the brought to my mind the question of what does an Oxpecker feed their young ones? Do they bring back ticks to the nestlings? They cannot bring back blood, as sanguinophores, so what can they carry back?

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

Love the virtual safaris! That rock monitor lizard looked quite content in his hole! And the elephants did a number on that poor tree! No hope for a conservationist among them! 😂

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

Great footage this week..some of which I haven’t seen yet. Super interesting that the Eli’s of Namibia seem to understand how vulnerable their food supply is. I couldn’t catch the name of that beautiful bird call first thing in the morning..black capped…. Was it a warbler/ bulbul ? So beautiful ! 🙏💕

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

James, Thanks for some additional insight into elephant behavior. We’ve seen the damage they can do, but never seen them in action!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

I so look forward to Sunday and your virtual video. Thanks for providing more safari insights and information: fascinating watching the elephants strip the bark to get to the good bit, the oxpeckers cooperatively building their nest and the peek of the rock monitor. Someone has great eyes to spot that! Great you received a lot of rain, although at one time is tough. See you next week.

Linda Deutsch
Digital Ranger

Another week of visually stunning photos and narration, from the magnificent elephants, to the affectionate play between mother leopard and cub, and the exquisite variety of birds. The daily life there is so lush, dramatic and yet ever changing. Thank you so very much for the education and for sharing these adventures. Stay well and safe.

Linda Mansell
Senior Digital Ranger

This blog was just what the lockdown doctor prescribed. The sounds: of the birds, the elephants tearing strips off the knob thorn, the dawn chorus …. and James’ nuggets of information. A wonderful balance of learning, listening and seeing … all the senses were there. Thank you.

Paul Canales
Master Tracker

Great videos this week James, and special thanks for the interesting information on the elephants and the differences between the ones at Londolozi and in Namibia! Also, the Piccadilly female and her at play were wonderful!

Jutta Mielke Nestle
Guest contributor

Another video with a lot of informations, thanks

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