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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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Senior Digital Ranger

Favorite is the portrait beautiful Three Rivers Young Male

Thank you so much, Sandra.

I love macro photography so the two bee photos talk to me and also the white bellied sunbird. well done.

Thank you so much, Kirstin.

Thanks for the photos of this week.
I especially love the one of the young leopards and of the sunbirds as well as the bees.
However, all of the other are so amazing as well

Thank you so much, Christa.

Sean, It’s great to hear that Cheetah are so prevalent right now! That’s a big change from some of our early visits. We are also excited to see Mashaba’s granddaughter (and Vomba’s great-granddaughter!) doing so well! We really loved all the macro and close-ups – the Collared Sunbird image is our favorite!

Thank you so much, Michael and Terri. It is great to see so many cheetahs at the moment. There definitely are a few more around now.

Hands down, the best image for me is the Ntsevu female and that stare.

Thank you so much, Jeff. It is an intense stare indeed.

I can’t pick up one this week. They all left me speechless , a concert of colours and life explosion!

Thank you so much, Francesca.

my favorite is the mom zebra with her young one. i have some really nice pics of zebras from my last trip to longolozi!

Thank you so much, Christine.

Difficult choice again, but this week I’m voting for Chris’ photo of the cheetah cub and mother. How incredible to have seen the mother running at full pelt – I’m guessing that’s something only a few rangers have ever seen. The cub looks quite large now, at what age do they start to assist with hunting?
And thank you Sean for the info about the bee, as shamefully I wasn’t aware of the full process in gathering pollen. If a few of you are doing macro photography there should be a prize for whoever can get a shot of a bee filling her pollen basket!

Thank you so much, Suzanne. There are only a handful of rangers that have seen a cheetah at full speed. Young cheetahs will probably start getting involved with a hunt at about 12-18 months. But most of the time, like lions, they get too excited and end up ruining the mother’s chances.
We should probably look at trying to capture a bee filling her pollen basket.

Senior Digital Ranger

These are spectacular photos. Close favorites from the color with the bees, the bird shots and of course the cats, each photo was something to marvel at. It is the colors that stood out the most. Truly beautiful ☺️

Thank you so much, Johanna.

I really liked your selection of images for TWIP, as there’s a nice variety. My choice this week is your first bee photo, as I find the details really sharp, especially the wings. I know how difficult it is to photograph bees due to their speed and apparent randomness, although I’ve learned after spending hours watching them, their flight pattern isn’t random at all. Photographing bees is a good exercise in preparation for shooting other species I believe…… wonderful photos by all who contributed.

Thank you so much, Denise.

My vote: Sean’s first bee macro photo. Almost had to go with the oxpeckers…..tough decision. Hamba kahle.

Thank you so much, Judith.

Master Tracker

Ah, the flora and smaller fauna , as well as some cracking leopard photos. So glad the ostrich population is gradually expanding . It seems the Southern Section is becoming more interesting

The sunbird on the aloe did it for me this week. 👍🏼

Thank you so much, Chelsea.

My favoured is no 3 the bee. Such beautiful colors!

Thank you so much, Ulrike.

Sean the young Zebra foal is my favorite this week. So very cute and staying close to mom. The sugar birds are beautiful and show off such magical colour. Nkoveni female cub looking up to the sky is a magnificent cat.

Thank you so much, Valmai.

Congratulations Kyle your foto graph of the Cheetah is amazing.

Sean, TWIP is beautiful. My favorite is the Collard Sunbird followed be the two shots of the bees which are hard to capture. Congrats on great pics this week.

Thank you so much, William.

Some beautiful pics Sean. Some of the cat pics could be featured on August 8 which is International Cat Day/ Thanks for sharing.

Thank you so much, Leonie.

Digital Tracker

Hi guys,
My vote this week goes to the close up shot of the incredible little bee. Second would have to be the collared sunbird.

Thank you so much, Carly.

I can recall nearly every moment of my first cheetah sighting as it stalked and tracked an impala. Incredible burst of speed.

That is something super special to see.

My favourite is the oxpeckers on the female buffalo. But of course, I loved all the photos!

I don’t think that there is anything prettier than a leopard’s eyes gazing upward…….divinely beautiful!

Thank you so much, Lisa.

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