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Flat Rock 3:2 Male

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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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Mike Stricker
Explorer

Some stunning shots – well done team !!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Mike.

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Great pictures selection Sean! Animals life comes out of them. Great bird selection- have you seen the former lone ostrich female? I never saw a frog like that, stunning. It’s always a pleasure to see the Tsalala female and the Ximungwe duo! The subadult lion, the Flat Rock male and the kudu female have very intense expressions. The female elephant is touching. Thank you

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Francesca. It is difficult to identify the individual ostriches, so we are not too sure if any one of the females that we have been seeing is in fact her. It would be so great if we were able to track her movements and know where she has been.

Debra Matott
Senior Digital Ranger

Love all the photos! Especially the close up of the elephant, so much texture! Brilliant shot! The hyena cub was super cute as well!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Debra. Elephants are great to photograph. There is so much detail and texture.

Mary Williams
Digital Ranger

First of all I loved the picture of the Leopard you call the Senegal Bush Male. He will always be Kunyuma to me. He was just a baby with his brother Quarantine Male with mom Karula, when I first watching the Safari’s. My question today is the photo of Ntsevu Sub-adult male, is that a blind that I see in his eye?

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Mary. We only know him as the Senegal Bush Male, as that was the information we were given by Panthera, who do all the record-keeping of the large cats within the Sabi Sand Wildtuin when we first started seeing him here. No that is a reflection of the vehicle in the Ntsevu Sub-adult’s eye.

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Excellent TWIP today! Love to see both the Flat Rock and Senegal Bush males – it seems that it’s been awhile since they’ve been pictured. And the Yellow-throated longclaw and Giant Kingfisher are pretty amazing. Looking forward to seeing them both in April!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Mary. It was great to see the Flat Rock Male and Senegal Bush Male. They have been fairly scarce and so haven’t featured as a result of that.

Lisa Antell
Master Tracker

Beautiful photos!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Lisa.

William Paynter
Master Tracker

Sean, another great TWIP, that captures the many different species of Londolozi. Thanks for this update.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, William. there really are so many amazing things to take photos of here.

Victoria Auchincloss
Master Tracker

Always happy to see the Tsala female alive and well, and good to see the mother cub and her cub. I love the variety of kingfishers you have. I mostly remember the one that hangs att tu kind the hippo pool near the camp, but the variety is simply marvelous. I know I have never see the yellow throated bird, we don’t always pay attention to the birds. Next visit I will pay attention. The crocodiles terrify me and I am always nervous crossing the sand river, but it great to see the summer arriving! We on the other are in the midst of winter and snow in a state that has no idea what todo with it! Thank you for btt try brightening up my day. Victoria

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

It is great to see just how well the Tsalala Female is doing. We do have a number of different Kingfishers that are all stunning. We are loving the summer at the moment, everything is looking beautiful.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Magnificent pictures. Love the one of the saddle-billed stork.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Christa. That photo of the Saddle-billed Stork is great.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Sean, We are loving the artistic chances you and your team are taking! The b&w closeups of the Ntsevu Sub-adult male and the Kudu are exceptional. We also enjoyed Dean’s on-point Crocodile – the markings would make an incredible print for a shirt! And it looked like we could see the reflection of Nick’s vehicle in the eyes of the young Hyena! Great shots for sure!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Michael and Terri. It is so great to try a few different editing styles and techniques. Some work and others don’t, but you will never know unless you try.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

You’re right Sean, it’s a week of varied and fantastic images. I loved seeing “ my favorite girl”, Tsalala looking so well on the airstrip. As long as she keeps her head down, she’ll hopefully avoid danger. Since she’s close to mating age, which male could be a good candidate for her?
Loved Dean’s photo of the Croc in the causeway and your Senegal Bush male relaxing with a full belly.

I’m looking forward to Sunday’s virtual safari-see you then.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Indeed a varied week, so many different subjects and styles being used. The Tsalala Female is doing so well, and as long as she avoids the other lions I am sure she will be fine.
She is still at least six months away from mating so a lot could change in that time. Right now she will probably try to mate with the Northern Avoca Males as well as the new Ndhzenga Males. I wouldn’t be surprised f she even tried to mate with the Plains Camp Males.

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Hi Sean, no exception this week in the diverse animals on showcase today. Magnificent foto’s of the leopards, the Flat rock male ,Senegal Bush male and Ximungwe duo are my favorites. Tsalala female is coping extremely well all on her own. Cute pic of the hyena cub. The adaptation that some frogs make to keep the moisture in their body is very interesting. Also how they change colour. Great pic of the Ntsevu male lion’s half face and that eye that stares right at you, in very intense.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Valmai.

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Some super photos – and great to see the ostriches

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Ian. The ostriches are great to spend time with and amazing that there are a fair few around now considering a few years ago there was only one.

Leslie Backus
Explorer

Wonderful post! Did anyone else notice that the photo of the yellow throated long claw looks as though she is sitting on a carved profile of perhaps some mythical cat?

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

Super photos Sean and the Londo team! Loved the close up of the Eli but particularly the birds this week. Can’t say I have ever seen a Yellow Throated long claw..what a wonderful bright yellow breast. By the way how did the ostrich chicks fair this year..did many make it to adulthood. Thank you all for a great Selection

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Cally. The birds were spectacular this week. The Long-claw is a stunning bird but often goes unnoticed.

Chelsea Allard
Digital Tracker

Beautiful birds, and interesting about the frogs turning themselves white.

Paul Canales
Master Tracker

Brilliant TWIP Sean and team! Continually amazed by your passion and skill!!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you, Paul. It is such a privilege to be able to spend so much time out here and enjoy every second of it.

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