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Ndzanzeni 4:3 Female

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James Souchon

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James started his guiding career at the world-renowned Phinda Game Reserve, spending four years learning about and showing guests the wonder of the incredibly rich biodiversity that the Maputaland area of South Africa has to offer. Having always wanted to guide in the ...

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Sandy
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Leopard is in the grass on the left hand side about half way down the photo.

Perine
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I see her 🙂 Just below the centre of the image on the left hand side hidden in the grass.

Graeme Yates
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Great camouflage in the middle of the long grass on the left bank looking across the river

tsk raghu
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Beautiful pictures, thanks. Leopard near the left margin, vertically near the middle?

Ans Stoub
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I believe I see the leopard (on her back) at the visible end of the dry bedding, just between the rim of the phot and the stones below here.

Ans Stoub
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when I read the comments of others and actually enlarged the picture I see that I was wrong and they are right. What a large stones in the river she is sitting opposed to. now you realis that when you see them in perspective with the leopard. Thanks for all the mails every day. I really enjoin them. when I hit the Jackpot in the lottery I will really come to Londolozi.

James Souchon
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Thanks Ans! Really hope to see you here one day!

barbara jones
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I think she is in the upper left of the photo. It was very hard to find her. Thanks so much for all you do. Africa has the best animals.

James Souchon
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Hi Barbara, she’s a little bit further down from there in the grass. You are absolutely right, Africa has incredible animals!

Sandy
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Leopard is half way down in the grass on the left of the photo

James Souchon
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That’s correct Sandy! Well done!

Mark Satter
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The leopard is on the left in the grass facing right. The large boulder in front kind of points to the leopard’s head.

James Souchon
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Well done Mark!

Senior Moment
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She is about quarter way across and half way up. A wonderful bit of stealth technology.

James Souchon
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Amazing camouflage! Well done Ian.

Dawson McKeown
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In the grass, center left … well hidden.

James Souchon
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Good job Dawson!

Dipti Pandey
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last picture- The Nzandzeni Female is straight ahead past the big and small rocks in the midst of a small thicket of grass?

James Souchon
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I think you’ve got it Dipti! She’s lying in the grass just to the left of the riverbed in the middle of the photo. Well done.

Andrew
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got her! In line with the bottom of the large boulder, to the left! amazing example of how perfectly designed this animal is to go unnoticed!! great post as always!!

James Souchon
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Thanks Andrew, they can hide in plain sight!

Alan Pollard
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I think the leopard is in the deep grass on the extreme left of the picture. If so she is a mistress of camouflage.

James Souchon
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That’s correct Alan, well done! she really is!

Bob
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I have a guess on where the female leopard is … no guarantee. Is she laying on the stream bed with her head on the right side facing away about 25-30% down from the top center of the picture?

James Souchon
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Hi Bob, she is just to the left of the riverbed in the grass on the riverbank.

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For Narnia!
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Hi nice pictures, the mangheni male look really good.Is the Talamati male who recently joined the Mangheni pride are still with the pride? thank you hope to see more blogs from you James Souchon.

James Souchon
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Thanks very much! He is a beautiful looking young male lion! He was last seen with the Mhangeni breakaway pride a few days ago and then moved to the east of Londolozi so we are not too sure if he is still with them. Will keep you updated!

Irene Nathanson
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I see her off in the grasses to the left but only after knowing she was camouflaged somewhere. Hats off to the trackers and rangers who spot these illusive creatures for the guests. Especially when we haven’t a clue they are right in front of us

James Souchon
Field Guide

Hi Irene, nicely done! Its always a great challenge to try and spot a leopard when you know it’s around but hiding.

bror west
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She is lying in the grass to the left of the stones (same level as the stones), face slightly to the right. You can see both ears, her right eye and her nose!

James Souchon
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Well done Bror!

Steve Torgesen
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Her head is showing in the heavy bush cover in the upper right part of the photo

James Souchon
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Hi Steve, she’s managed to trick a lot of people with such excellent camouflage.

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Richard Jennett
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Hi the leopard is in the grass on the left of the photo in line with the rocks. Just the head is showing. Great photo.

James Souchon
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Thanks Richard and well spotted!

Bob Stephens
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Wow, she is well hidden in the tall grass on the left about even withe large boulder. Great picture. By the way I cheated and enlarged the photo.

James Souchon
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Hi Bob, I think a lot of people did the same thing! Well done.

Jason Osborn
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Believe the Leopard is in the grass on the left hand side. Jason Osborn, Auckland, New Zealand. Good luck with the rugby later today.

James Souchon
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Well done on both the Leopard and the rugby Jason!

Linda Polley
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I think she is in the upper left side of the photo, to the left of the small tree in the grass.

Linda Polley
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Ok, now that I read everyone’s comments, I do clearly see her to the left of the bolder in the grass. Wow, isn’t nature wonderful!! I really enjoy reading the Londolozi blogs and this was fun to look for her.

James Souchon
Field Guide

Thanks Linda, glad you enjoyed it!

David
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The leopard is lying in the grass on the left side of the photo about 1/3 of the way down, with her head facing toward the boulders. This is like where’s Waldo!

James Souchon
Field Guide

Nicely done David!

Bruce Finocchio
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In the green grass, at the horizontal mid-line of the image on the left side across the gully from the big rocks that are in the center section of the stream bed. You can see her head above the grass looking across the stream bed to the right side of the image. Some parts of her body are also visible just above the tall grass, but not much.

James Souchon
Field Guide

Hi Bruce, Well spotted!

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