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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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James, I loved all the photos, especially leopard🤗

James, I loved all the Hippos🤗

Have never seen an elephant as submerged as the one here!

Great week in photos.

Beautiful pictures!

Interesting about the female hornbill tail feathers. I didn’t know they did that, but it makes perfect sense. It’s like being in a car wearing a cocktail dress versus a ball gown.

Perfect week in photos-especially the hippo!

Senior Digital Ranger

These are great pictures! Seeing the life of conservation at its best is so lovely!

Love the birds this week James, particularly the helmeted guineafowl 👌💕💕.. fascinating learning more about the red billed hornbill. I would imagine it must b difficult finding food without part of one’s ‘flight gear’ 🙃😉

Lucky you to have the Avoca and the Nkuhumas…..we miss them up in the northern Sands….

Hello!! Always LOVE the updates!!! Has Anyone seen OR any updates On TSALALA Lioness and Daughter??? I LOVE THE TSALALAS!!! THANK YOU !!!!!!!

Senior Digital Ranger

Hay dear James.
I just now watching the NGW documentary “Sisterhood”. It’s about Nkuhuma pride, Birmingham and Avoca males. Is it possible that is about the same pride and males that are now on Londolozi territory? I am confused because they speaking about 4 Birmingham and 3 Avoca males. (Documentary is from 2020. Djuma Game reserve). Please respond.
Best regards Ana

Hi Ana,
YEs they will be the same ones. I believe there is a third Avoca male from this group but he stays to the north of us. We re close to Djuma so see a few of the same lions as the prides and coalitions have quite big territories…

Senior Digital Ranger

Thank you for your answer. But if there were four Birmingham males., it’s that also means that 2 of them stays north.? Do you now what happened with them?
How long have these two Birmingham males been in the Londolozi area.? (sorry but I’ve been following you for about 2 years. I haven’t all figure out yet ).tnx

Unfortunately there are only two Birminghams left of the original 5.
I believe one died of wounds sustained in an encounter with a buffalo.
4 made it onto Londolozi, one of which disappeared a few months after they arrived and I don’t know what happened to him.
Three were left and one of them got a badly injured hip, but still survived for over a year. He eventually died in 2019, leaving the two that we see now…

Beautiful shots, especially the Nanga leopard!

Great photo journal this week James. I love how every picture has elements that are revealed with deeper looking.

So glad you found Nanga. My favorite leopard!

I love how the image of the elephant trunk continues “down into” the water.

I hope the nanga female will be alright, not good to hear she is hurt. The hippo showing his huge teeth and open mouth is fascinating. Loved the bee-eater, and interesting to hear that about the tail feathers of the female hornbill. Sorry to see the gaping wound on the zebra, hope she and leopard that is hurt will be okay. Lovely foto of the elephant in the water, they enjoy the abundance of water. Beautiful foto’s James.

Great TWIP again, thanks. Wasn’t it Nanga who had a horrific looking injury last year, which healed incredibly well?

Loved all the brilliant TWIP James!….thanks so much….all express the unique special beauty of Africa!….James, has anyone at all heard if the Marimba make HB, is still alive?….he would be at least 15 now I think…just wondering if anyone had heard anything across the Reserves…v difficult with all the rain of course….thanks James again….

Wow it was a incredible week of sightings once again! How do one get to be a trainee ranger at Londolozi?

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