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Babs Putar
Explorer

All the photos although different, are all beautiful and makes it difficult to select a favourite. Love the tranquil scenery of the two zebras drinking and their reflection on the water.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Babs. I am so glad that you enjoy all the pictures this week.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Beautiful images this week and the one that stands out for me is Chris’s Nkuwa female, framed by the grasses. The colors are so subtle, rather like a sepia tone.

So what happened to Tsalala’s aunt? Did she fall pregnant and move away? Lose interest in spending time with her niece? Of course you can’t answer these questions, but it is curious since they seemed to have each other’s back. I’m sorry she’s alone again. It’s so sad for a lion to not be part of a pride.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Denise. It is such a stunning image by Chris.
The Mhangeni Female has reunited with her pride and is believed to be pregnant from a mating bout with the Plains Camp Males from before she met up with the Tsalala Female. It is a pity that she left the Tslala Female by herself but lets just see what happen maybe they join up again or accept the Tsalala Lioness into the Mhangeni Pride.

Doug Hammerich
Digital Tracker

The lilac breasted roller is gorgeous. I so much enjoy the photos of the rollers, kingfishers, and bee eaters.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Doug. The Lilac-breasted Roller is stunning.

Anita Santoro
Senior Digital Ranger

Nkuwa female looks like she has such long eyelashes in that pic. So beautiful. But the Ximungwe young male is such a stunner too.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Both of those leopards are gorgeous.

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

Loved so many of the photos of the leopards, the elephants, hippo, etc., but this time I will say that the 2 young Ntsevu males staring off into the distance after failing to make a Buffalo kill that caught my eye. Great shot! Great TWIP!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

I have to agree with you in that image of the two Ntsevu Young Males their eyes look so intense and captivating.

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

I had given up on the Avoca males since they have been absent for a while. Also, the Ntsevu Males have certainly matured,

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

I also agree, we do not see the Northern Avoca Males nearly as often as I thought we would. They no longer confidently venture deep into Londolozi as they have done in the past. We will have to wait and see what is in store for them. The Ntsevu Sub-adults are growing into fine-looking young lions.

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

The golden light and luxurious vegetation make all pictures an absolute treat! They are all superb. If I have to choose one the Ximungwe young male is such a superb perfect creature in that natural frame his expression is superb. The young Ntsevu males have a very different eye colour from each other I didn’t notice it before. I’m so sorry for the Tsalala female! She is a lovely lioness and a winner against all odds I hope she will find a mate to form a pride

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Francesca. The image of the Ximungwe Young Male is great. we hope that the Tsalala Female will find another companion but we will have to wait and see.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Lovely photos.
Why is the Tsalala lioness alone again? Has her companion died or left her, or don’t you know?
I like the picture of that baboon with his big yawn. The Talamati pride on the boulders makes such a beautiful picture.
And all those beautiful leopards, as well as all the other photos: Thanks to all the photographers for sharing.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Christa. The Mhangeni Lioness that was with the Tsalala Female has reunited with her pride and sadly the Tsalala Female did not go with her.

Kara Taylor
Master Tracker

As usual another great weekend pictures. My favourites were the Nkuma leopard… That shot rather made her look like she was enjoying a day on the Sand dune’s at the beach.
Also the Talamati male lion looking up to the tree and the Ximungwe male leopard.
And of course the Senegal Bush male in the tree with a kill… And mating with another leopardess where does he find the time!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Kara. I guess that pic of the Nkuwa Female does look as though she is on a sand dune. The rest are great images too.

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Hi Sean, such stunning foto’s again this week and it is getting more difficult to choose a foto as they are all beautiful. The Talamati male lion stands out for me with his paws together and him looking up the tree. His eyes are so beautiful and it is as if he is silently praying for his siblings to arrive. Loved the tortoise as well.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Valmai. It can be a challenge to choose, but thankfully for me, the imagery that everyone is producing is so stunning.

Lisa Antell
Master Tracker

Gorgeous photos. All of them. How to choose! Love the one of the Talamati young male. And the Ntsevu young males. And of course, Nkuwa, one of my favorites!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Lisa. Those are some great choices, I know it is always tough to choose just one.

William Paynter
Master Tracker

Sean, wonderful pictures of all the animals at Londolozi. My favorite this week is the shot of the Lilac-brested Roller. It is a very special picture capturing the beautiful colors of the bird. TWIP’s never disappoints !!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, William. The colours on the Lilac-breasted Roller are so vibrant and gorgeous.

Johanna Browne
Senior Digital Ranger

I cannot pick a favorite. This must be the most exceptional set of photos yet. Simply gorgeous. All of the animals so vibrant and healthy. However the young Ntsevu Males are such handsome lions. I hope they stay on Londolozi and sire some Cubs 🙂

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Johanna. There certainly is a great selection of images this week and yes we do hope that the Ntsevu Males hang around.

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Sean, why would Nkoveni be contact calling for her daughters? – now they’re of an age to be independent, surely she would be withdrawing from them to give them that final push. I wonder if the sisters will stay together initially as Nkuwa and Finfoot did.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

I think that they have still been seen together and so maybe she is still helping them out. I know the one female is more independent than the other and so maybe she is still caring for the less independent one.

Chelsea Allard
Master Tracker

So many expressive faces this week! I particularly loved the Talamati young male. The lions on the boulders were also an interesting change of usual scenery. Lovely collection as usual.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Chelsea.

Changchang Liu
Explorer

Hi sean These pictures are really beautiful. Can I ask you something?

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Liuchang. Yes, sure!

Changchang Liu
Explorer

Hello, Sean I’m from China. When I was 18 years old, I watched the documentary about mapogo Lion. I felt very shocked. Can you tell me the story about mapogo in detail? Thank you very much.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Hi Changchang, the Mapogo story is a fairly long one to tell in a comment here. Please follow this link to the previous stories put out about the Mapogo Coalition. Thanks.

Changchang Liu
Explorer

Really? That’s great thanks sean ,I hope all lions can be like mapogo. Their friendship has touched many people.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Sean, So great to see so many cats – especially the younger ones coming into their adulthood. The young male lions look like the are dressed for a party and our favorite image is the Talamati Young Male. Thanks for all the great images!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Michael and Terri. There is a great collection of images this week, I am glad you enjoyed them.

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Superb photos, as always – well done all @ Londolozi

Carly M
Senior Digital Ranger

The stunning Nkuwa female with the beautiful grasses behind – wins hands down!! 👏🏻👏🏻

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Carly. The Pic of the Nkuwa Female is a stunning shot.

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