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Sean Zeederberg

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As a young boy growing up on an agricultural farm in Zimbabwe, Sean spent every opportunity entertaining himself outdoors, camping in the local nature reserve and learning about all facets of the natural world. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental ...

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on The Week in Pictures #523

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Marcia Parker
Digital Tracker

Love the Long Crested Eagle and the Ximungwe male photos!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Those are some great choices, Marcia.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Long live the Tsalala lioness Sean! Such lovely photos of her, including a great tail shot. Kudos to Chris for the Long crested eagle shot, certainly a rare sighting in your area. As always the Ximungwe mother/son duo images were super, in addition to the elephant detail shot- a favorite of mine to shoot and edit.
Looking forward to the Advent series….

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Denise. The Ximungwe duo has definitely provided some great sightings of late. Elephants are great to photograph and edit.

Tammy Hynes
Explorer

I wish there was a real nice full picture of the taslala lion for my phone profile love her. I hope she finds some lions that will take her in or even a male to travel with. It will break my heart if something happens to her

Irene Henkes
Digital Tracker

me too, me too! 🙂

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

I’m sooo glad to see that the Tsalala lady is fine! It must be so hard for her to live alone, it’s a lion’s nature. She learnt how to live alone from her mum… but she is to be a sort of second lady Lyuwa. All pictures are amazing, does the cub have that vivid green eye colour? Wish a healthy and long life to all those special creatures. Lovely plumbago flowers, something to look at really.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

We all are thrilled to see that the Tsalala Female is still doing so well, I am sure she will be alright going forward.

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Hi Sean, lovely to see the Tsalsla female and she is looking well. The leopards are always my special cats and cannot get enough of them. Woe just look at the elephant trunk all those muscles and lines. So wonderful to have TWIP one day earlier than usual. Thank you so much Sean.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Valmai. It was so great to see the Tsalala Female again.

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Pleased to see the young Tsalala female looking so well. And I’m thrilled to see the Ndzanzeni female, I haven’t heard anything about her for some time, and wasn’t fortunate enough to see her when I came last month. I heard she’d lost 1 of her cubs, but do you know if the other is still alive?

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

We are so happy to see that the Tsalala Female is doing well as well as the Ndzandzeni Female. We are not one hundred per cent sure, but sadly we think she may have lost both of her cubs. She hasn’t been seen all too often of late and so maybe every time we have seen her, her cubs have been elsewhere, but I have a feeling she may have lost both cubs.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Thanks for the beautiful photos,Sean and Chris. The like especially the one of the Crested Eagle because it is so rare.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Christa. The Long-crested Eagle shot by Chris is amazing, and the fact that they are not common at Londolozi makes it that much greater.

Mj Bradley
Senior Digital Ranger

Thank you for the wonderful blog. Happy to see the Tsalala Lioness doing well.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you, MJ. It was great to see the Tsalala Lioness, giving us a chance to see how she is coping, and all appear very well. I think her biggest challenge will be avoiding the other lions on the property.

Leonie De Young
Master Tracker

A great TWIP Sean. Lots of cats and love the tail. Nice to see some fine feathered friends also. I love the close up pf the ellie – a magnificent animal. Thanks for sharing – thoroughly enjoyed all of them.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Leonie. Elephants are magnificent animals, so being that close and having a great look at the details is always enjoyable.

Lachlan Fetterplace
Senior Digital Ranger

Are they ticks or moles or something else on the Tsalala lioness?

Victoria Auchincloss
Master Tracker

Sean, as always you find the wonderful and fun photos! I love the young leopard playing peek a boo in the brush. The crested eagle is very majestic, I don’t think I have ever seen one.It is good to see Londolozi doing so well! Thank you for the week in pictures, including the water buck! Have a safe and happy Christmas and the same to everyone at Londolozi! Victoria

Michael Fleetwood
Digital Tracker

Great selection of photos Sean! Any sign of the Ndzanzeni Female’s cub recently? Also so glad to see the Tsalala female doing so well on her own!

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

Wonderful week of pictures Sean! So happy to hear to Tsalala female is managing so well on her own 🙏🏻…the Ximungwe male is certainly looking so grown up and ready to move away ..yet another plus to end the year 2021!
Is was today that we were supposed to land on African soil but sadly we have been pipped at the post..yet again…but like the Tsalala female we will hang in there and hope that by early 2022 we might yet get to enjoy all that we have been pining for …for the last 6 years 🙏🏻💕

William Paynter
Master Tracker

Thanks Sean, spectacular pictures in TWIP. I really enjoyed seeing the Long Crested Eagle, someone new at Londolozi.

Lisa
Explorer

I’m so glad that the survival skills her mother taught her are keeping the young Tsalala in good stead. Like her mother, she is amazing. My heart still aches for the Tsalala female. I don’t think I’ll ever get over that loss, especially when I think about the current plight of her daughter. She should be helping her mother to raise the next generation of cubs. It’s a hard knock. But I wish ‘Tsalala Daughter’ (as I call her) all the good fortune in the world. Be blessed!

Mj Bradley
Senior Digital Ranger

Lovely seeing and hearing about the Tsalala female. I hope fate looks upon her kindly in the coming year. As always your photographs are fabulous and much appreciated

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

The plumbago photo reminds how attractive the flora can be as well as the fauna

Carly M
Senior Digital Ranger

Beautiful, I love the elephant pics and the beautiful flowers. Oh also the duck. So pretty!

Lisa Antell
Master Tracker

So glad to see the young Tsalala Female doing well! Such a relief……and she should be mostly used to a solitary lifestyle, as she was essentially raised this way…..but I sure wish that her mama was still here to groom her face and get rid of all of the nasty ticks!

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