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Senegal Bush 3:3 Male

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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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Great selection of photos Londolozi team, really like the lion focus or central photos this week! Glad to see the Ntsevu youngsters are still doing well! Any sign of pregnancy of cubs from the Plaque Rock Female as of yet?

Thank you, Michael. We were spoilt with some great lion sightings. No signs yet, but I am sure if she is pregnant we will start to notice soon.

Gosh, you make it hard to choose with all these lions, leopards and incredible birds! But I will pick the 3 lion cubs sitting in the rain by Sean. That should be framed and displayed at Londolozi! Thanks for making us smile this morning in the US.

Thank you so much, Darlene. The three cubs were really cute all huddled up together.

Lots to admire in the photographs this week. My favorite is Chris Taylor’s Ndzenga Male Lion. Great composition using blk and white to highlight everything a dominant male lion is about!

Thank you so much, Marcia. I agree that the lion shot by Chris is amazing.

Master Tracker

Super photos, Jess Shillaw’s graphic lion picture is one I would love to have taken

Thank you so much, Ian. It is a rather graphic but fantastic shot by Jess.

My favorite image is the 3 lion cubs lying next to one another to get warm. They are so beautiful and those eyes tell a story. Also the Plague rock female draped over a branch is always a winner for me. Fantastic foto’s once again Sean.

Thank you so much, Valmai. Those are two great images.

I love the blue balled monkeys……………..;)

Haha, there is something amusing about monkeys isn’t there?

Sean, TWIP’s is just super. Great pictures especially with the lions.

Thank you so much, William. The lions did feature strongly this week.

A tough choice again, but this week I’m going with Chris’ gorgeous shot of Plaque Rock in the tree. How did the female rhino react to Plaque Rock’s interest in her calf?

Thank you so much, Suzanne. The image of the Plaque Rock Female is great. I believe that they got a little disgruntled and then ran away.

These pictures are stunning! I so enjoyed them. Although I will probably never make it to Africa, seeing the animals in their environment, hunting, and acting naturally means so much to me. I have wanted to visit my whole life, maybe someday….. The intent,somewhat unpleasant look on the male lions faces tipped me off that they have something on their minds! The birds were a joy to see. I have a couple of New World parrots myself so I’m very interested in bird life. Your bolds are fascinating and informative and I really look forward to them.$

Thank you so much, Carolyn. I am so glad that you enjoy these blogs. I hope you are able to make it across to Africa one day.

For this Earth day, I think the mother cheetah picture, for her class and beauty and her rarity, thanks to human eagerness. Thanks for what you do for all those species, which are more or less endangered. Leopards are always perfection, great picture of the menacing dominant Ndzenga male and I’m glad the cubs are all still alive, lions and cheetah. Lovely pictures of the male giraffe and birds, I always like them all but especially the lilac breasted roller.

Thank you so much, Francesca. There are a lot of great images this week to choose from.

Amazing photos as usual.
I love the beautiful and colourful little bird.
And I completely agree with you that Every safari is an investment in the future . If it is done in a respectful way towards the animals

Thank you so much, Christa. Indeed every safari is an investment in the future.

It’s another tough week of choices, but I narrowed it down to a draw between the Ntsevu sub adults and the framed face of the Senegal Bush male, both equally worthy of the title “best of week”. The diversity of subjects is great this week , giving us a glimpse into the movements of the big cats, portraits of a couple of avians and the vervet monkeys. It appears that there is a lot of activity within the reserve right now, giving staff and guests an opportunity to make new discoveries or just catch up to previous sightings. Thanx Sean!

Some really good pics Sean and nice to see the birds. Lots of big cats. Thanks for sharing – enjoyed them all.

Thank you, Leonie.

As much as a I love all the big cats, I can’t help but favor our leopard sprawled out on the tree branch!
Thanks, Sean for keeping me at Londolozi if only virtually for now.

Thank you so much, Linda. I am so glad that we are able to share little snippets of the ongoings here with everyone across the world. Leopards draped over the branches of trees are always a highlight.

The green-winged pytillia was my favorite this week.

Thank you so much, Chelsea.

Sean, This is a very tough set of images to pick a favorite from! However, we like the image os the three Ntsevu Cubs!

Thank you so much, Michael and Terri. I guess it is a good thing that it is such a challenge to choose one picture each week.

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Great pics! Loving the cheetah!

It has been so lovely being able to see the cheetah fairly regularly.

So great to see Plaque Rock and Senegal Bush male doing well. Any signs of cubbies yet with Plaque Rock?

No signs as of yet. I am sure if she is pregnant that we will start to see something soon.

Images truly capture the intensity of a species when they locks their eyes on potential prey

I completely agree, Vin. That eye contact is immensely powerful.

I’m a little late this week so no doubt the final choice of the week has been named. What a fabulous selection to celebrate Earth Day Sean! Just loved the three Ntsevu Cubs as not only is the picture fabulous but it brings me hope that they might make it to adulthood. The cheetah cub is close behind too as they are such a rare sight to see these days and so vulnerable with all the other predators around. Thank you Sean and team ❤️ Happy belated Earth Day

Thank you so much, Cally. I hope the young lions make it to adulthood, but it is still a long road ahead for them.

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