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Senegal Bush 3:3 Male

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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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Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Well, there were some incredible photos from recent game drives presented this week. Choosing one is becoming incredibly more difficult, but I ended up choosing Chris’s Senegal Bush male in total vertical alignment, climbing up that tree – incredible view of the placement of his two front legs! Close second is the intertwining of the elephant trunks, but everyone deserves a win this week!!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

There really were some great images this week. Chris’s capture of the Senegal Bush Male ascending the tree is a great display of the strength and power of a male leopard.

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

A close run as always, but my favourite this week has to be Chris’ amazing image of the Senegal Bush male climbing the tree.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Suzanne. I agree it is a fantastic shot.

Kylea Potvin
Explorer

Such a tough choice! But the image of the sleeping 3 Rivers Female creates such a placid mood – it feels like you could reach out and stroke her belly.
I have to admit I have never been fond of hyenas, I think Disney movies as a kid ruined them for me…but the pictures of the cubs were adorable. As always, every picture captures a special mood – the elephants, so majestic! Thank you for sharing all of them!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

The Three Rivers Female pic is such an iconic shot of her draped over the branch. Hyenas’ reputation was soiled by Disney and how they were always portrayed in a negative light, but when you get to spend some time with the young hyenas that perception is rapidly swayed to a more positive one.

Kylea Potvin
Explorer

I’m definitely keeping an open mind about them now, and am going to spend some time learning more about them.

Sandra Scott
Explorer

hard to choose. both elephant pictures.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Sandra. The elephant shots are beautiful.

Betty-Lou Luijken
Senior Digital Ranger

What a gorgeous collection of images. Thanks for sharing.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Betty-Lou.

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

Oh, my gosh, this is a tough one! The tiny elephant with Mom, the beautiful, graceful Three Rivers female, the fantastic hyena cub photos, so many!!! But I have to pick the Senegal Bush male stretched out, muscles apparent in his ascent of the tree! FANTASTIC capture! And I do know how fast that action occurs!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

I think you are with most people in favouring of the Senegal Bush Male ascent. It really is a great shot. But the baby elephant is a close second.

Doug Hammerich
Digital Tracker

It was one big “Awwwww…..” seeing the elephants embracing.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

The elephant’s embrace is a special image.

Debra Matott
Senior Digital Ranger

Oh, gosh, so many wonderful photos to choose from! I have to pick the Senegal Bush Male going up the tree looking almost like he’s flying up it with his feet hanging like that! Also, his portrait shot with those torn up ears is awesome!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

The shot of the Senegal Bush Male ascending the tree gives you an appreciation of the speed, strength and agility of a large male leopard.

Johanna Browne
Senior Digital Ranger

Truly gorgeous photos. Is the Tsalala female still hanging out with her aunt?

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Johanna. No, sadly not. The Mahgeni Lioness is now back with her pride and so the Tsalala Lioness as been roaming around by herself for the last few weeks.

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

My oh my too difficult to choose! So many superb pictures. I thought to pick up the Three Rivers female for sure, then also the Tsalala female and at last saw the Xinzele cub! Each picture is special, also the elephants the agama and of course the Senegal Bush male

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Francesca. There are so many stunning pictures to choose from.

Kirstin Otten
Explorer

Best photos are the 3 rivers female sleeping on the branch and Senegal Bush male doing the vertical ascent

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Kristin. Those two seem to be the favourites.

William Paynter
Master Tracker

Sean, my favorite picture is the also the three rivers female sleeping on a fallen branch. Looks like a good napping place.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, William. She does make it look particularly comfortable.

Mj Bradley
Senior Digital Ranger

Wow, wow, wow!! What week you had.. Leopards, lions & dogs, Oh my! Thank you for the fantastic photos and the stories that went along with them.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, MJ. It was a great week with some incredible imagery coming out.

Leonie De Young
Master Tracker

Great pics Sean and an interesting blog. Thanks for sharing.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Leonie. The pictures make my life a little easier.

Tammy Hynes
Explorer

Do you know why the tsalala lioness is no longer with her new friend. I was so happy for her when she found a friend and now she’s gone how very sad

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

The Mhangeni Lioness has gone back to her natal pride, where the Tsalala Female is unlikely to be accepted.

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Sean my favorite foto the Senegal bush with that brutal force ascending up the tree and secondly would be the Xinzele’s shy leopard cub. Beautiful foto’s this week again Sean.

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Senegal Bush male always looks so determined and strong!

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Great photos – as always

Carly M
Senior Digital Ranger

Wow, wow, wow! How do we choose out of these spectacular pics this week? I truly can’t pick one! I love ALL the elephant pics, the agama on the tree, the stunning shot of the Three Rivers Female on the tree, the spectacular shots of the lionesses, the hyenas and wild dogs – brilliant! Well done all 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Carly. There are some amazing pics this week.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

It is hard to choose the favorite picture. When I see them I always think, wow, that’s it. Then the next one comes up, another “wow”.
I think this times it’s the elephants lined up after their drink. Wonderful picture! However. also the Senegal leopard climbing that tree is fantastic, as are all the others.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

I think a fair few people went with the Senegal Bush Male leaping into the tree. But the elephants are always amazing.

Chelsea Allard
Master Tracker

My favorite this week was the young elephant calf crossing the river with its mother. I loved the variety this week. It’s always great to see the beautiful Tsalala lioness. The tree agama and the hyena mother (showing her teeth) and cub were also nice surprises.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

I love the little elephants too. They are such entertaining little things.

Kara Taylor
Master Tracker

Loved them all again. Favourites where the mother and elephant calf. the mail tree agama as well as the Senegal Bush Male ascending the tree.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

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

Pauli Bakker
Digital Ranger

Thanks again for these stunning sightings!…. The sadness in the eyes of the gorgeous Tsalala Princess ( now Queen) is so obvious to me now that she’s living life alone again …hope she finds company shortly… . She’s so resilient and brave, just like her mother… She needs the comfort and the support of another lioness…crossing fingers

Lisa Antell
Master Tracker

Very beautiful photos, as always……but Senegal Bush Male/Kunyuma always steals my heart!

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