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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 #51

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Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Wow, as you say, spectacular viewing of Mashaba in the tree – and then to see her mating! Are her daughters larger than average as well?

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

James, keep them coming🤗

John Rennocks

Great to the Mashaba female so fit and well. We have a stream of photos from seeing her on a bank and with a kill in tree from nearly six years ago. Still spectacular.

William Paynter
Master Tracker

Spectacular video which I truly enjoyed!

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Thank you for tbe news of Mashaba female! The video is great

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Good sighting of the mashaba female and senegal bush male mating, spectacular video. Also loved the lions and Birmingham male roar phenomenal. Wonderful video thank you James.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Spectacular video of the lions and especially of the leopards’ mating.
By the way: The Tsalala and her daughter – are they still around and fine?

Marcia Parker
Digital Tracker

Loved seeing the lions and hearing that roar!
Aerial footage of the Mashaba leopard in the tree is very special too.

Gawie Jordaan
Master Tracker

Love the aerial footage! In short spectacular. What are you using for the aerial camerawork if i may ask?
Thanks again

Gillian Evans

Fantastic! Wonderful to see the Mashaba female again.. and mating! The most stunning shots of her in the deadwood tree! Well done! Thanks so much for keeping us in touch with what is going on at Londolozi while we are unable to visit!

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

That Mashaba female is a spectacular specimen! Loved the virtual safari! We really appreciate your enthusiasm, James.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

What sightings of Mashaba- in the tree and then mating. So good to know she’s doing well and perhaps will bear cubs again. The Ntsevu pride and Birmingham males still looking strong. Thanks for another great video.

Lisa Antell
Master Tracker

James, why do you think that Mashaba has not been able to raise any cubs lately? We saw her heavily pregnant in early August 2019 (with Byron!) and yet no surviving cubs since then? Hopefully these babies with Kunyuma will survive!

Paul Canales
Master Tracker

Tremendous video of the Ntsevu pride, but the footage of the Mashaba female in various states and conditions were nothing short of spectacular!!

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Thank you again James. These weekly videos are so enjoyable! It feels like we are there with you!

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

happy to see the Mashaba female after a while! Thanks for the spectacular video with impressive big cats

Barry Stewart

That’s absolutely brilliant-really enjoyed watching that and love all the bush noises
Thanks so much guys

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

Spectacular footage, James! Love our Queen Mashaba!

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

Yet another wonderful catch-up on the week James. Just loved the first sighting of the Birmingham male and senior female walking through the grass and then suddenly just flopping down with a huge sigh from the Birmingham male as if he’d just run a marathon 😂😂..and of course they just vanished from view in that long grass ! Magnificent footage of the Mashaba leopard 👌🏻💗💗

Wian Eloff

I can just imagine how hard it is to find leopards in the green bush!

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