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Senegal Bush 3:3 Male

Senegal Bush 3:3 Male

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Piccadilly 3:3 female

Piccadilly 3:3 female

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Ximungwe 5:3 Female

Ximungwe 5:3 Female

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Nkoveni 2:2 Female

Nkoveni 2:2 Female

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Xinzele 4:4 Female

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Dean de la Rey

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Dean grew up in Johannesburg and it was from his very first trip to the bush at the age of two that he was captivated by this environment (he claims he can remember that far back!). He attended school in Pretoria, thereafter completing ...

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Paul Buchanan
Explorer

Beautiful! I especially enjoyed the pied-kingfisher photo. Is it true that southern Africa has twice the number of bird species as all of North America? I suppose it is the result of the many different ecosystems, which cause increased speciation. I once went birding over Christmas with a group of young people in Zimbabwe before things became difficult there. Thanks again!

Francesca Doria
Digital Tracker

Hi, this week in pictures is a precious gift and a masterwork. I can’t pick a picture this time. From leopard kings and Queen to cubs and flowers to the black-and -white rhino and elephants, the giraffe and the gnu in the sunset… to the starry sky and the lion profile. They leave me in awe… i can only dream of being there

Susan Young
Explorer

Stunning and beautiful photography. Thank you for sending Londolozi into our lives and hearts.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Cheers Dean! What an awesome set of images to help get us itching to get back in the bush! We liked that you pointed out the unique eye marking of the Ximungwe Female’s cub! The Piccadilly Female at the water hole is a classic and now part of our favorites!

Michael Fleetwood
Digital Tracker

Great selection of photos this week Dean! Greatly enjoyed them! Do you all see much of the Nkoveni Female’s daughter the Plaque Rock Female? I haven’t seen anything on her in awhile so was wondering if she is doing well? Also glad her current litter are doing well as well as the Ximungwe Female’s current son. Any sign of the Mashaba Female recently?

Dina Petridis
Senior Digital Ranger

very nice pictures !!

Michael Kalm
Guest contributor

The Birmingham male – I know I have seen those side lit images before, but they just are so magical, they take my breath away.

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Fantastic TWIP, Dean. I really can’t pick a favourite this week!

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Wowzer, spectacular photography, wonderful definition on the shots

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Your photographs are beautiful Dean!!!

Jutta Mielke Nestle
Guest contributor

Another TWIP with incredible pics of the beloved leopards. For me not the eyes of the Senegal bush male are so impressive, much more the very special ears.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Beautiful photos. The leopards but also the Ntsevu cubs are such characters.
And I love the black and white photos of the elephants and the rhino in front of its midden.

Valmai Vorster
Digital Tracker

Fantastic foto’s in this week’s TWIP Dean. Loved all the leopard foto’s, the one with Ximungwe male cubs speakers in his eye is extraordinary. Senegal bush male stare makes you notice how intense he is. Xinzele female beautiful leopard and I hope she still has her cubs. Lion cubs so beautiful.

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Agree about the stare of the Senegal Bush male!
A trip down the airstrip at night creates an unforgettable memory of the Southern sky!

Carly M
Senior Digital Ranger

Wow!! What incredibly pics this week! It’s hard to choose my favourite!! All the cubs are absolutely beautiful and I love the rhino pic too! He’s one impressive rhino! Loved the vulture shot and that amazing sunrise behind the wildebeest – sensational! Thank you!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Wow Dean, what a fabulous selection of photos this week. No favorites, they’re all special. Seeing all your leopard photos takes me right back to my visit in April, same leopards sans cubs. The photo of the Ximungwe cub’s birth marked eye is fascinating, as one rarely sees this in any of the big cats.
Your backlit portrait of a Birmingham male is classic, the focused single vulture highlighted in the feeding frenzy is powerful. Thank you.

Leonie De Young
Digital Tracker

Some beautiful pics Dean. Loved the kingfisher – great shot. Of course, the cats were exceptional. Enjoyed all of them really – hard to pick a favourite. Thanks for sharing with us. Spring is a particularly beautiful time of year. Happy SpSpring to you all.

Jane Retief Thomson
Digital Ranger

Thank you Dean – each of those pics is special ! Congratulations. The Senegal Bush Male remains a favourite having watched him stealing other leopard kills a number of times. All of your beautiful pics make us long to be back !

Cally Staniland
Digital Tracker

Superb photos Dean, it’s all about the eyes this week having pointed out the Ximungwe cub, I found myself drawn to all the others. Spectacular photo of the pied kingfisher. In all just wonderful 🙏👌

Karin Webber
Explorer

Amazing photos Dean!!

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