This Week in Pictures #487 | Londolozi Blog

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Kyle Gordon

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Kyle was born and raised in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. His childhood was spent scurrying barefooted along the banks of various rivers and dams, fishing rod ever-in-hand, enjoying the beauty and freedom of outdoors. Kyle obtained a degree in construction from UCT ...

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Victoria Auchincloss
Digital Tracker

wonderful pictures for the week! Like the variety of animals that we don’t normalisée. thank you Victoria

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Thanks Victoria, I’m glad you enjoyed!!

William Paynter
Explorer

Life at Londolozi does indeed go on. Thanks for the wonderful pictures for this week.

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Indeed it does William! Absolute pleasure.

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Arigog comes to Londolozi , a fantastic photo and the rest aren’t bad either

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Hahaha thanks Ian!!

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Love the golden light that fall brings.

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

And all the grass turning yellow makes for some stunning scenes!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Kyle, welcome to the TWIP world! It’s good to see all of you contributing your stories and photos. During my stay this past week, we found leopards daily but the lions were elusive until they weren’t. Othawa, Birmingham, Avoca males appeared and then the Nkuhumas and finally the queen herself, Tsalala with her daughter! As you said, they’re around until they’re not. Love your photo of the jumping spider and the Plaque Rock female.

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Hey Denise! Thanks very much for that. I heard about your stay, it sounded amazing!! Hope you are well

Irene Henkes
Senior Digital Ranger

Wow! I really love that spider!!!

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Thanks Irene, very lucky to have it posing on my little bonsai!

Dave Mills
Explorer

Quite fine photos Kyle. Your closeups of the spider and termite are great. Thanks.

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Great TWIP, Kyle. Love all of them, but especially the jumping spider. And the young male Styx/Nkuhuma lion looks like he’s had a really bad lockdown haircut!

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Thanks Suzanne! The spider was a real treat to experiment with some macro photography. And those lions are definitely at that awkward not-quite-a-full-mane stage!!

Valmai Vorster
Digital Tracker

Kyle thank you for 15 beautiful foto’s. Rhinos are just stunning with mom and baby grazing together. The bull rhino that is covered in mud looks so funny. I agree with you that it is exhilarating watching wild dogs hunt. I love the Senegal bush male, such a majestic animal as is the Plague Rock female with her two tone eye colour. Spiders give me the creeps, but they have their place in the wild.

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Thanks for taking the time to enjoy them Valmai!! And you are absolutely right, everything has its place out here.

Linda Rawles
Senior Digital Ranger

Best spider shot ever! (And that bee better watch out for the spider web nearby!)

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Thank you so much Linda!

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Kyle, loved all the photos🤗

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

I’m really glad you did Joan, it was a lot of fun taking them

James Laurie
Explorer

As usual lovely photos.

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Thanks James!

Linda Deutsch
Digital Ranger

Absolutely wonderful photos!!! Enjoyed and savored each and every one. Thanks so very much.

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

I’m so glad you did, Linda!

Carly M
Senior Digital Ranger

Great pics, love the closeup of the little spider!

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Thanks Carly!

Tracey Van Dijck
Explorer

The pic of the jumping spider is amazing. I love doing macros of bugs and flowers. It’s like getting a bug’s eye view of a world we don’t normally see. The spider looks like a Wookie, all cute and cuddly till it show its fangs…

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Thanks Tracey, you are exactly right on the bugs eye view of the world! I’m very excited to play around with some more macro going forward.

Love your spider pic Kyle! I will definitely look at the jumping spider in a new light after this pic!

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

I’m glad Shirley! Spiders definitely aren’t all that bad!

Darryl Piggott
Explorer

From the large to the small, you’ve certainly covered a wide range this week and yes, the jumping spider looks the fiercest of them all!

Wendy Macnicol
Digital Tracker

Hi Kyle. Thanks for the variety of pics and very good close up ones too. That Jumping Spider pic is amazing! Four eyes nogal! Please keep them going. You are very good at close ups particularly! Wendy M

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Nice work with the TWIP. Happy to hear that the wild dogs are still around.

Lisa Antell
Digital Tracker

The Styx and Nkuhuma males may be from different prides but they share their fathers/coalition of the Birmingham males (along with the young Torchwood male) so they likely are brothers or close cousins anyway! So glad that they have each other!

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Is that so, Lisa? Great to know and does make sense that they are happy to band together and propagate their shared genes!

Michael Fleetwood
Digital Tracker

Hi Kyle! Just did whisker spot comparisons to be sure, but the photo of the two young male lions is actually of the two Plains Camp Pride young males, who were seen on Mala Mala a few days ago and were just seen around Elephant Plains today or yesterday. They are slightly younger than the Nkuhuma and Styx Males I believe (not as familiar with them as the other two).

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Hi Michael, thanks for the heads up on all of that. I’ll definitely have a look into those Plains Camp Pride young males – not familiar with them at all!

Nev Capell
Explorer

Love Jumping Spiders, super pic

Cally Staniland
Digital Tracker

Really super shots Kyle, the eyes of the Plaque rock female certainly are stunning ! Loved all the little beasties 😉..particularly the jumping spider ❤️..love macro

Tino Armando
Explorer

Another fantastic week in pictures Kyle, as always.
The first lioness looks like the Marthly female.
Regards: Tino

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Looking at my metadata, I think you might be right there – I am taking it that the Marthly female is also the Tsalala female?

Mama Lioness
Senior Digital Ranger

The picture of the Plaque rock female is STUNNING! She’s BEAUTIFUL!!

Kyle Gordon
Contributor

Thank you so much, she is a gorgeous female for sure.

Wow! An exhilarating collection of photographs, Kyle. Thanks for sharing!

Paul Canales
Digital Tracker

So many wonderful images this week Kyle! I especially loved the variety of subjects and settings that always put on display the amazing diversity at Londolozi!

Paul Canales
Digital Tracker

So many wonderful photos this week Kyle! I loved the variety of subjects and settings, putting on display the amazing diversity at Londolozi!!

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