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Senegal Bush 3:3 Male

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Nweti 4:2 Male

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Ximungwe 3:3 Young Male

Ximungwe 3:3 Young Male

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Makomsava 4:4 female

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Three Rivers 2:2 Female

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Nkoveni 2:2 Female

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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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Marc Grawunder
Explorer

Impressing pictures as always,thanks for sharing. The leaping Senegal Bush Male is a real treat.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Marc. Leopards are so incredibly agile and athletic making the leap across the river look so easy. Oat did so well to capture this.

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

As usual, I will go with the leopards! The Three Rivers female and her cub pics are terrific! I give the edge to the first shot because of the lifted tail and water flying! The Three Rivers female I watched as a cub with her mother, Kikilezi, so she will always be one of my forever favorites! Beautiful photos as always! Thanks for sharing.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Darlene. It is always amazing watching the interaction between mother leopards and their young. Especially when in the age bracket that the Three Rivers Young Male is in at the moment.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Sean, What a fantastic set of images – Leopards galore! Our favorite is Patrick’s Senegal Bush Male leaping the Sand River at Taylor’s Crossing! We know how hard is is to catch and image like that!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Michael and Terri. The shot of Pat’s is stunning, it is always great to see a leopard’s athleticism.

Marcia Parker
Digital Tracker

Patrick’s photo of the Senegal male beginning his river jump is the winner for me this week. 🙏🏻

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Marcia. I agree that Pat’s shot of the Senegal Bush Male is a winner.

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Great photo collection this week! I especially love the Senegal Bush male sequence and the Three Rivers female and cub. Beautiful!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Mary Beth. Those are two great choices. Seeing the Senegal Bush Male leap over the river must have been a fantastic sighting.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

I love all your photos! The leopard photos are really amazing.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Christa. We have been spoilt once again with great leopard viewing.

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Such beautiful leopard foto’s and I particularly loved the Nkoveni lying on the knob thorn tree watching her cubs. I think that will be my favorite foto this week. I hope the lions left the porcupine alone, not good and they could get a quil in their eyes.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Valmai. The picture of the Nkoveni Female is a great one. It is dangerous business for the lions to go after the porcupine.

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Lovely pictures of the lions and the porcupine! Zebras are such elegant animals, and the giraffe has its own fashion… leopards are the top ! It seems that Hosana the leopard has been killed. I remember him and Hukumuri, it seems that fame doesn’t go along with luck, as also the Tsalala mum died. I wish those wonderful animals good luck. Hope they will not Leave Londolozi

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Francesca. It definitely doesn’t seem that fame and luck go hand in hand.

William Paynter
Digital Tracker

Sean. TWIP’s is beautiful. The best picture for me was the Senegal Bush Male leaping across the sand river but, my favorite was the porcupine ‘s as they befuddle the pride of lions. Great week. thanks.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, William. Those are some great choices.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Hi Sean
It was a good viewing of leopards this week in addition to the other sightings. There were certainly some excellent portrait images but my vote this week goes to your Three Rivers female and cub, him leaping after her – brilliant capture!! Thanks for sharing all of these special moments.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Denise. There really were some great photographic opportunities this week.

Al Kaiser
Guest contributor

So glad you had the chance to see Makomsava. Saw her when she first emerged from her den. Happy to see she oils going well.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

It is always great to see leopards that we have not seen in a while. It is a pity that the Makomsava Female has shifted further north and that we do not see her often anymore. But she appears to be doing really well.

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

I agree with everyone that Pat’s 1st photo of the Senegal Bush male leaping has to be my winner this week, it really has it all. But as always it’s hard to choose. I also particularly love yours of the Ximungwe young male sitting under the windsock – wouldn’t it have been wonderful if there had been enough wind to blow the sock out so you could read Londolozi!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Suzanne. I think Pat’s image is definitely the favourite. But yes the Ximungwe Young Male under the windsock would have been great to see the Londolozi on the sock, I did manage to get a video of that though.

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

What a bumper week you have all had with leopard sightings and all the fabulous images you have all managed to capture of them Sean !! I have truely found it difficult to pick a favorite this week particularly with the Senegal bush male leaping so gracefully across the Sabi River and the Three rivers female and her cub playing..but I am going with the Nwieti male who’s eyes I found quite mesmerizing as he stared up at his kill ! The photo of the bee eater was stunning too by the way. Thank you to you all as always for sharing your favorites of the week🙏🏻❤️

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Cally. There were some great images this week.

Michael Fleetwood
Digital Tracker

Great selection Londolozi team! The Makhomsava female was mating with the Tortoise Pan Male a few months back north of Londolozi. Exciting she has returned to Londolozi!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you, Michael. Yes, I believe that she had been mating. We are hoping to see her a little more frequently but i guess we will just have to wait and see.

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