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Xinzele 4:4 Female

Xinzele 4:4 Female

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Nhlanguleni 3:2 Female

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Nkoveni 3:3 Young Female B

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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 #554

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Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Many terrific images this week, but my vote goes to the more detailed shot of the elephants greeting one another by Patrick. It’s different and I appreciate the aesthetics of the b/w, and subject material. The little elephant calf was my runner-up. So many choices…!

Chelsea Allard
Digital Tracker

The vertical cheetah with the misty background did it for me this week. As I scrolled up on my iPad, the mist looked like snow covered trees in the background. It was magical.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Chelsea. The cheetah viewing has been amazing of late and this morning was particularly special.

Sandra Scott
Explorer

Nhlanguneni Females’ cub in-between the dense foliage is my favorite

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Sandra.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Sean, Spectacular images and stories. Our favorite image is the “elephant hello” by Patrick! We added it to our favorites as well!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Michael and Terri. I love watching elephants and this little interaction between them was intimate and special.

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Super photos, especially the cheetahs and sunbirds

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Ian.

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

Whoa! Cats galore and beautiful birds, etc.! Loved the cheetah pics, but have to pick ‘the leaping leopard’! What a leap and what a surprise for her sister! Terrific week in pictures!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Darlene. It must have been a huge surprise for her sister having this one land on top of her.

Ulrike Stohrer
Explorer

They are all wonderful! The birds pics are very beautiful with those bright colors, the b+w images of the elefants are always great because of their interesting textures and structures, the image of the two cheetahs is very beautiful with its soft atmosphere that – I do not know why – looks in my view like the historic animal pictures in children’s books. The litthe leopard in the tree is a wonderful portrait with beautiful light and the leopard in leap – great! Yet my favored of all is the first one – the little leopard on the tree trunk. So cute, and so soft with that bokeh grass on its side!
(Annotation: I think it would be a good idea to add a facility to like individual images. It would allow us to show our appreciation to them without having to write such long comments)

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Ulrike, for your in-depth comment. There are so many great images. There is a function whereby you can add the images to your favourites on our Fine Art site. But we do not have a “like” function yet.

Marcia Parker
Digital Tracker

Lots of great images this week! Patrick’s elephant trunk greeting photo is the winner for me.🥰👍🤩

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Marcia. I agree that Patrick’s elephant greeting is such an amazing shot.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Thanks for sharing all these amazing photos. I love them all.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Christa.

Linda Rawles
Digital Tracker

The competition is always stiff, but I believe these to be the best set of pictures thus far this year! That look on the cheetah’s face! (Disdain?) The eye of the young elephant! (Mischief?) Topped off with amazing birds, elephant behavior, and the rest. Thanks for helping to make my Friday a good one.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Linda. This week’s selection is fantastic and I am so glad that it has made your Friday a good one.

William Paynter
Digital Tracker

Sean TWIP is amazing. I have two favorites this week. The first is the Novena you female leaping to attack her sibling. The second is the greeting of the two elephants which just reminds me of their awareness of their social structure within the herd. Just saying a friendly hello!!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, William. The Nkoveni Young Females are such fantastic leopards to spend time with.

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Sean my favorite foto is the little Nhlanguleni cub on the Boulder looking straight at the camera, too beautiful for words. Spotted eagle owl stunning foto. We had a pair of them breeding in our tree in a box that my husband made and hoisted up in the tree, they had 3 chick’s. We have moved since and now live at Kranspoort nature reserve with animals moving between the houses. Still getting used to see all these beautiful animals, just saw 4 bush pigs right here by my veranda and there is a Nyala bull that eats bread out of my hand.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Valmai. The Nhlanguleni cubs are such great value. I am glad you now live in a nature reserve and are able to see some nice animals.

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Pictures that make you go awww! As soon as I saw the first one it’s a masterwork , also the cheetah mum, they really are all spectacular. The Nhlanguleni female ‘s cub is a real poser i can’t think of a better one, she’s incredible!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Francesca. There were some great shots this week. I agree the Nhlanguleni cubs are so photogenic.

Jennifer Horne
Explorer

Once again so difficult to choose. My vote is for: equal first to The Cheetah Mum and cub on the termite mound in the misty morning (looks like a painting) and The ritual greeting of the two elephants (an amazing shot).

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Jennifer. Those are two great choices.

Leonie De Young
Master Tracker

Some great pics Sean. Lots of cats – love them all. Thank you for sharing.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Leonie.

Marc Grawunder
Explorer

As usual lots of beautiful images but my favorite is the first one (Xinzele’s female cub).

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Marc. Leopard cubs always steal everyones’ hearts.

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

For content: Xinzele Female’s cub in the first image,
For “style”: The mother cheetah with the misty backdrop.–Magical

Lisa Antell
Digital Tracker

I would have loved to see that Nkoveni young female dropping onto her sister! That is quite a distance to plop down on something……this week is full of great photos!

Martin Wells
Digital Ranger

Thank you to all the guides and trackers at Londolozi for your fabulous photos and info. The leopard cub images have been truly beautiful, something I’ve hardly ever seen before. Can I ask: do the leopard mothers tend to give birth at this time of the year? This seems to be the case.

Carly M
Senior Digital Ranger

How good is it to be seeing so many amazing pics of cheetahs!! They are so beautiful and get my vote this week! The sunbird is so pretty too. Keep the cheetah pics coming guys – they are awesome!

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