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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 #545

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Lisa
Explorer

So delighted to receive a positive update on the Tsalala female. It truly warms my heart. I’m still praying that she will have some good companionship soon in the form of another lone lioness. Thank you!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

It is indeed great news that the Tsalala Female is thriving.

Denys Sarazin
Explorer

Greetings from Canada,
Wonderful photographs, I have a very special place in my heart for big cats, specially lions, so for me, lion photos are number one !
Keep up the fantastic work !
Stay safe,
Denys Sarazin.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Greetings Denys, I am so glad that you liked our photographs. Lions are fantastic.

Tammy Hynes
Explorer

Can the tsalala female ever be accepted into a pride or have a couple of males stick out life with her or will she always be a target for other lions

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

It is very unlikely that she will be accepted into another unrelated pride but not completely out of the question. She will most likely try to meet up with the dominant males and have some cubs of her own and hope that this then boosts the numbers in her own pride.

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

The moon shot is spectacular, but since I never get tired of leopard photos, I pick the backlit Plaque Rock female walking down the road as the ‘pic of TWIP’. I enjoyed the lion cub and hyena cub photos as well along with the zebras and the beautiful Three Rivers female and her fast growing cub! Thanks for sharing all the photos!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Darlene. Leopards are always so beautiful so we love to share a lot of images of them.

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Sean wonderful foto’s this week in TWIP. I loved the foto of the leopard scratching his head on a stump. Is it the Ximungwe young male cub. All the other foto’s are stunning and I also quite like the Zebra mom nursing her foal, with the greenery and large koppies behind as a beautiful back drop.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Valmai. No the young leopard scratching his head is the Three Rivers Young Female.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

I always love photos of the Tsalala lioness. It’s so good to hear that she is doing fine. The same can be said about the Ntsevu cub: such a cute little lion!
The full moon picture is beautiful, as well as the spectacular sunset!
The hyena cub, the zebra foal feeding in this beautiful landscape, the little frog, and last but not least the great photos of so many leopards: I just love all of them!
Thanks for sharing.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Christa. I am glad you enjoyed all the pictures.

Debra Matott
Senior Digital Ranger

Terrific photos this week! I was going to pick the little Hyena baby, they are so cute and curious, but then I saw your red sunset, Sean, and that did it for me! BEAUTIFUL!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Debra. I love watching the sunset.

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Sean, you’re my winner again this week for your shot of Plaque Rock walking with the sunset behind her – firstly because that gorgeous golden light makes her even more beautiful, and 2ndly she’s my 2nd favourite leopard (Ndzanzeni is still my no.1 but I haven’t heard her mentioned for a very long time on the blog?)

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Suzanne. I am so glad that you loved that picture of the Plaque Rock Female. Sadly, the Ndzandzeni Female is not seen too often. I will try put a story out on her sometime soon.

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

Have to pick the Tsalala female because I’m so thrilled to see how well she is managing on her own Sean 🙏🏻💗‼️However if I was to pick from any of the leopard photos it would pretty damn difficult – stunning light and captures as always team. thank you so much 🙏🏻

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Cally. It is great that the Tsalala Female is thriving.

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Hi Sean, I think the Red Moon was viewed by many of us all around the world, a universal spectacular event you managed to photograph perfectly. The sunset leaves in awe. We’re never tired of big cats especially leopards that are so different from each other,beautiful and expressive. The lion cub photo hit me because it looks older in its eyes, as if danger he’s been through had made it wiser. Hyenas surely are not beautiful but are funny creatures sometimes! The zebra with her foal are adorable. The frog is a peculiar character not often seen I wonder how many of smaller creatures are in the shadow

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Francesca. I believe the Red Moon was spectacular everywhere. Glad you enjoyed the other pictures too.

Linda Rawles
Digital Tracker

The female lion’s attitude is precious. I am going to channel her at the next Women’s March.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

It is a great image indeed.

William Paynter
Master Tracker

Sean, TWIP is beautiful as always. Thanks for the wonderful shots of the Tsalala female lioness and the leopards.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you, William.

Leonie De Young
Master Tracker

Some beautiful pics Sean and love the sunrise/sunset – spectacular. Thanks for sharing.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Leonie.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Sean and Kyle-fantastic week in photos highlighting all the sighted leopards. I thoroughly enjoyed your different views of the Plaque Rock female and have noted the growth of her cub. Like the Ximungwe male cub, he is almost as large as his mother. Soon I’m sure he’ll surpass her size.
It was a cute hyena pup image and that frog – not the most attractive member of its species. I’m looking forward to Sunday’s virtual safari.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Denise.

Michael Fleetwood
Digital Tracker

Awesome selection Londolozi team, would have to say my favorite is between the photo of the PRF looking out into the distance or the close up by Kyle. Are the hyena dens that you have found in the north of the property or spread throughout the different clan territories?

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Michael. Those are some epic shots. There are currently three different hyena dens that we know of. One in the north-west, one just south of our camps and then the third is deep south-west.

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

As always, super photos

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Sean, we are thrilled to hear that the Tsalala female is doing so well. What a great story! Our favorite image is the Ntsevu Cub – so cute!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Michael and Terri. The Tsalala story is such a great one.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

I forgot to mention, my favorite photo this week is the sunset – the vibrant colors!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Denise.

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

The blood moon was spectacular in the Northern hemisphere as well!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

It was spectacular here.

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