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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 #47

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Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Ho James i can’t believe those dragonflies! I’ve never seen so many… it’s fantastic! Beautiful herbivores in a luxury vegetation. The lions don’t look in their prime especially cubs with mange. It there nothing that may help them? I guess many young lions have died of that and their number is not so much on the rise. Poor kudu what a fight to survive. To see more kudu alive and kicking is a great spectacle

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Amazing videis. Loved the lions.

Irene Henkes
Digital Tracker

Wow! Those Dragonflies!!!

Wow that was amazing!! The lion letting the cubs eat and never bothered them that was a sight!! I thought he was growling at the cubs but when you said it was the female and small sub, that truly was amazing!! You did a great job!! The different species there, is truly a beautiful sight!! I love the wildlife and all that is in it. I didn’t know that about the dragonflies. Every so many years they come back to mate don’t they? I want to say every four years but not sure? I would love to know. I did not think about different kinds of dragonflies. So that would be another question. Thank you for sharing this with us!! Entertaining as well as educational, much appreciation and respect to you all!!


Spectacular sightings each and every one. Happy to see the little cubs getting their fair share and the sounds at the beginning of the sighting were incredible. Always love seeing the antelope and some beautiful close ups too. So many different animals all together. Love seeing that. Great video as always guys, thank you so much.

Denise Young

It’s no worse than when a hyena clan kills their pray. Matter of fact, it’s worse when hyenas and wild dogs kill their food. 🦁❤💪👑🦁

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

James Tryrrell, Keep them coming🤗

Victoria Auchincloss
Master Tracker

What a wonderful blog. love the male letting the Cubs est – would he know if they are his or just part of the pride?! great go see so many grass eaters in one spot and wow look at the dragon flies. as we sit it the snow thank you for the beautiful land and it’s inhabitants! Victoria

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Another great video. The dragonflies are amazing. And the abundance of food and herbivores are amazing.

Pauli Bakker
Digital Ranger

Brilliant footage once again James…just love going on virtual safari with you!…very rarely a dull moment…full of great knowledge and description , not to mention a few laughs as well….. just stunning….What a beautiful Reserve….thanks as always James….. always varied and excellent sightings……

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

This was a great compilation of the old and new, but I have to say the dragonflies were the stars. The sound must have been amazing.

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Thank you, I always feel much better after my weekly Londolozi fix! James, did you see the email I sent yesterday about the travel photography competition in the UK Sunday Times?

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

We are so glad that you showed us this video that was overlooked. The three cubs are very cute and I am sure much bigger now. Those dragonflies were an absolute bonus. I have never seen so many at one given time. So amazing to see them all flying together. The kudu that was eaten must of been a huge bull, as all had eaten and there was still meat left over. Thanks James wonderful video and good to see so many different animals grazing together.

Paul Canales
Master Tracker

Amazing videos this week! Loved the lions, especially the footage of the Birmingham male and the cubs. But the swarm of dragonflies was simply mesmerizing!!

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

Well James those 3 cubs certainly stole the show..just loved their growling, playing and bravado with big Dad 👌😁. As for the cloud of dragonflies… Speechless. Just fabulous 🙏💕

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