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Ximungwe 3:3 Young 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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Michael Fleetwood
Digital Tracker

Great selection of photos as always! Particularly the ones of the Nkoveni Female and bateleur. One thing, though on the photograph captioned as the Mashaba Female, it looks to me like it may be the Ximungwe Female. Any sightings of the Mashaba Female’s cubs lately?

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Michael. You are indeed correct. That was the Ximungwe Female. The Mashaba cubs have not been seen for a while but there have been signs of at least one that is still alive.

Sandra Scott
Explorer

Favorite is Ximungwe Young Male plans his next move on his ascent up a Marula

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Sandra.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

It’s just impossible to say which photo I like best. They are all so fantastic! The birds, the little bee, the beautiful leopards, the elephants crossing the river, the impalas in the morning light, the buffalos, the giraffe bending down to drink – the cheetah mum and cub… Thanks for sharing to all the photographers of these beautiful photos.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Christa. I am glad you like them all.

William Paynter
Master Tracker

Sean, wonderful pictures of the leopards of Londolozi this week.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, William.

Marcia Parker
Digital Tracker

Kyle’s beautiful cheetah photo wins it for me this week. 😍

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Marcia.

Willa Stanger
Digital Ranger

Favorite photo is the cheetah family. But best description is the buffalo with a “certain debt collector look about him.” Perfect

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Willa. Buffalo do have that almost debt collector look about them.

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Loved the cheetah photo. They are always turning their heads and looking.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Cheetah are always wary of their surroundings and constantly on the look out.

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Kyle, you superstar, you knocked it out of the park with the cheetah and leopards! But I really wish I had taken a picture like the one of the impala harem because it tells a real life story … you can almost feel the leopard silently slinking its way through the grass toward them!

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Sean the female bateleur is my favorite for this week. It is certainly a fantastic foto as she takes to the sky. Thanks for pointing out the difference between male and female, for us it is difficult to differentiate between male and female of the birds. All other foto’s are absolutely stunning and deserve to be framed.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Valmai. I am glad that this caption of the Bateleur will help you identify the different genders going forward.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Thanks to this week’s image contributors for all of the terrific photos, once again adding to the difficulty of choosing a favorite. After reviewing a couple of times, my favorite image this week is Kyle’s mother and son cheetahs, posing on the branch. The bee is my second favorite.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Denise. That is a good choice.

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Hello, all wonderful, if I had to choose I’d pick the buffalo and the cheetah this week for different reasons. I love black and white pictures and that buffalo does tell a story of mighty battles. Cheetah were the perfect posers for a perfect – or purrfect-picture

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Francesca. I also enjoy Black and White images, this buffalo looks great and looks as though he has been through a lot.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Thanks for a great set of images! Our favorite is Kyle’s shot of the two Cheetah! Also loved his sunrise image on the Sand River!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Michael and Terri.

Camille Koertner
Senior Digital Ranger

My vote is for Kyle Gordon this week. His quizzical up looking leopard definitely caught my eye, the cheetah cub sprawled like hanging on a clothesline was fun, but the Ximungwe young male with Mother playing not so nice is my Pic of the week!!!!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Camille. Kyle has been taking some great shots lately.

Carly M
Senior Digital Ranger

Would love to be there right now! Amazing pics but my 3 faves are – starting with my favourite pic this week – the last pic of mum cheetah and her cub on the fallen tree followed closely by the stunning pic of the African Green Pigeons and the Ximungwe young male looking up the tree! The Bateleur taking off is also beautiful!! Great shots this week!!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Carly. Those are three great choices.

Chelsea Allard
Digital Tracker

The eyes of the Ximungwe Young Male captivated me as he glanced up the tree plotting his next move. Is the mother cheetah and cub the one that had a pair of cubs, and one was lost, or has this pair just been the two of them that we know of?

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thanks so much, Chelsea. This cheetah and her cub is the same pair that did have the two cubs originally.

Carolyn Clarkson
Explorer

The incredibly diverse and beautiful bird life in Africa continues to fascinate me. I have 2 New World parrots myself that I enjoy very much. The photos are stunning and I always learn something.

Barbara Wallace
Senior Digital Ranger

So many great photos!! Really love the sunbird photo for its colours and perspective. Thank you for all the photos!

Gawie Jordaan
Senior Digital Ranger

Amazing compilation of photos! I find it very difficult choosing only one favourite!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much Gawie. It can often be a difficult task to just choose one.

Paul Canales
Master Tracker

Another awesome TWIP set this week Sean. Starting off very strong with the stunning Bateleur capture, and ending with my favorites of late, the cheetah mother and her young male. Really wonderful!!

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