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Nhlanguleni 3:2 Female

Nhlanguleni 3:2 Female

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Kirst Joscelyne


At less than a year old, Kirst went to her family’s hut in the Greater Kruger National Park, and has been fortunate enough to continue to go there ever since. Sharing a passion for the bush with her family, led to countless trips ...

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on Another Monday at the Londolozi Airstrip

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Very lucky guests, for many that would the sighting of a lifetime

Wow, what a sighting! – although I can understand mixed emotions
I don’t think she’s raised any cubs to independence since Finfoot and Nkuwa?

Wowser! Stunning. 👍❤️

Hi Kirst, as you said, it must have been terribly difficult to watch the poor impala fighting for its life. So young and already dead. But, again as you said, the leopard has babies somewhere and had to eat to feed them and herself. I’m glad she escape the everending pestering hyenas! Loved the buffalo picture too, it must be a great view to find such impressive large males on your way. Maybe they were looking for some safety from lions…

Kirst, Wow – brought us right back to our recent time at Londo with you and Lucky, and the once in a lifetime sighting of the Leopard at night in the rain climbing the tree to get the Impala carcass she had stored high up in the branches. Being in the bush and seeing that circle of life and precious co-existence between animals and humans is breathtaking, humbling and priceless, and a real jol – we want to come back! Hope you are carrying on the pickleback tradition as well! Cheers, Brad, Laura, Jacob and Ethan

I will never forget seeing the three Majinglilane Lions at the airstrip in all their majesty.

Kirst, what a fantastic story and amazing experience for your guests. To watch a kill unfold is disturbing, to say the least, but as we all know, in order to live and support others in the animal world, a kill is necessary to survive. I just watched the Styx pride feed on an Impala, adult females plus 6 juveniles, and it was noisy plus certainly not enough to feed that pride – consequently, they’ll be hunting again soon, and so it goes…….

Of course, it is essential for any meat-eater to be able to catch another animal for their sustenance. However, it is really hard to watch such a scene, though in a way I am really happy for the leopard that she was so successful. But I am still very sorry for the poor impala that had to suffer for such a long time.
The photos of this blog are fantastic.

Kirst, what a great experience on this drive. The cycle of life is never ending at Londolozi. Thank you for the wonderful pictures.

Great to see she still has her cub! Hope you all get to see it soon!

What an exciting blog, Kirst! I could picture the whole sighting and only wish I could have been there! Thanks for sharing!

Wow, that sighting sounds intense–and full of opposing scenes, emotions and energy. Everything in balance, right on time to align with the Full Moon in Libra, that encourages balance.

Kirst you saw a variety of herbivores that day in one surrounding. So glad the Nhlanguleni female held on to her catch, but with mixed feelings hearing the impala was still moving and the hyenas were lurking beneath. Very exciting afternoon all in all.

Incredible day at the airstrip Kirst, and the images you were able to capture of the variety of activity – wow, really brilliant! The images of the Nhlanguleni female and the young impala are particularly poignant, and beautiful in their revelation of the circle of life. Wishing her the best as she raises her young.

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