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Nkoveni 2:2 Female

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Jess Shillaw

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Jess was born in Kwazulu/Natal but grew up in Cape Town. Having an innate love for all things wild but getting to spend little time in the bush while growing up, she headed straight for the Lowveld after school. She completed a guiding ...

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Jess, your photos this week are really spectacular. Each one is beautiful. Truly special. We have friends at Londolozi right now and if they only a fraction of the sightings you’ve photographed, it will be an amazing trip. Looking forward to seeing you in October. I really, really can’t wait.

Jess, Your images are gorgeous! We love the diversity of what you have shared and we love seeing all the leopard cubs in action! We pick the portrait of the Wild Dog as our favorite, as it is rare to catch that! All the bird shots are crisp and fantastic too!

This time the pictures are all so special and beautiful I can’t pick up one! Of course big cats are spectacularly beautiful, their images got me in awe one after the other, but also the landscapes and the elephants. The giraffe with her calf are so sweet! I definitely prefer the wild dog in colour to the black and white one, it looks as if it was waiting for you in that particular light and getting a front image like that… birds are always so colourful and impressive. The golden glow of the Sand River is magical, and perhaps the first choice.

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What wonderful pictures!! So hard to choose a favorite.

What a wonderful selection of images this week, Jess! Your focus on the golden light was special, especially in the full body shot of the Jacana female and the slender mongoose. Thanks!

Really great pics Jess! Another banner week! Not sure my fave! Maybe the pile of lions and the painted dog showing off his beautiful camouflage!

Gorgeous TWIP Jess, thanks. A question for you….sounds like Nkuwa still has both her cubs, how old are they now?

Your images are beautiful Jess and the colours of orange, yellow and brown are protruding the winter months are here. Nkoveni and her two remaining cubs are so gorgeous. Loved the little elephant calf with his pink ears. All of you Rangers take stunning foto’s and perfect them in Lightroom. Did you all have photography training and Lightroom training.

Hi Jess! Fantastic photos!!! ✨✨ You have taken so beautiful photos and written so wonderful about everything! The pictures was so artistic! Thank you for The week in pictures! Thank you for sharing! I really enjoyed it!

Jess, truly special images from you today. You’ve managed to capture the essence of early summer using the magical light surrounding sunrises and sunsets. Add to that animals, the river, trees, vegetation, and we can feel the heart of Africa.
Choosing a favorite is not possible but of all your photos, that newly born elephant is priceless.
As an aside, I can feel your love and passion for the natural world in your words and pictures and know you have definitely found your wild self.

To me, Africa is watching a breeding herd of elephants walk by so close it seems you could reach out and touch one. The only sound they are making is the faint rustling of their giant feet in the sand.

Wow Jess, so many amazing images this week, and I think your experiments with the play of light and various images was/is a huge success. Impossible to choose, but I think the image of the Jacana Female leopard’s glowing outline and the painted dog and dappled background really capture you idea best!! Brava!!

Beautiful collection full of lovely light and various colors. The stork was especially interesting. We don’t often see them featured, let alone in that position.

Jess, I admire all your photos. They are all fantastic!
The expression on the faces of the little leopards, especially in the black and white photo are so special.
I love the wonderful light in your photos. The one with the sliver of moon is really very special.
Thanks for sharing.

Dear Jess, wonderful lights in those pictures.

Beautiful photos. I especially love the Kingfisher and leopard cub pictures. I cannot wait to come to Londolozi and experience every that I enjoy viewing each week in photos. Next September seems so far away.

Lovely selection of images Jess! Particularly love adding some B&W images to the gallery! So judging by the one caption on the photo of the Nkoveni Female and cubs, she’s got one of each sex?

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