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Hosana 3:3 Male

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Alex Jordan

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Born in Cape Town, Alex grew up on a family wine estate in Stellenbosch. Spending much of his young life outdoors, Alex went on many a holiday into Southern Africa’s national parks and wild areas. After finishing high school, he completed a number ...

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on A Leopard, a Waterhole and a Herd of Impala

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Wow! Great action shots. Incredible experience.

Rich Laburn
Head of Digital

Incredible sighting and amazing sequence of photographs Alex. Great to see more and more sightings of the Hosana male!

Don Cameron
Explorer

He’s a male leopard called Hosanna not the Hosana male, just putting that out there.

John McCabe
Explorer

Fantastic pics!
The excitement of it

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Digital Tracker

What an explosion of action! Your fabulous images tell the complete story from beginning to end. You even caught a image of Hosana in the middle of the frightened fray and expressively slinking away. The two hour wait was well worth the gift of a rare, lifetime memory. I’m very happy for you, Alex.

Denise Vouri
Digital Tracker

A fortuitous experience needless to say. What a great morning for you and your guests.

I’m interested to know what settings you made in anticipation of the encounter between the leopard and impala.
Perhaps the leopard’s inexperience led him to chase the impala into the muddy water – not a good idea for a big cat!!

Kathy Riggins
Explorer

Hosana, my favorite leopard…have watched him since he was 6 wks old on Safarilive. His sister,Xongile, has not been seen in a long time…the guides on SLive believe she is no longer living. So Hosana, needs to keep away from the Anderson male….because he needs to carry on his mother’s (Karula, Queen of Djuma) genes! Great photos….

Ian Hall
Senior Digital Ranger

I think you should charge the guests extra for that type of experience (tongue in cheek)

Michael & Terri Klauber
Digital Tracker

Alex, What an amazing set of images! We can only imagine how your hearts were racing! Very exciting to have a new leopard in the mix!

Mj Bradley
Explorer

What a sighting! It is wonderful to see our young Hosana doing so well! Thank you for the update and the photos were fantastic!

Lucie Easley
Senior Digital Ranger

Magnificent pictures, Alex. One has to feel sorry for poor Hosana young male. He looked so disappointed and embarrassed. I know it’s anthropomorphism to say so, but who can prove it wrong!!

Wendy Macnicol
Explorer

Wow Alex! What INCREDIBLE shots!! Well done! Wendy M

Love, love, love your photo Alex! I have several people interested in a copy and I have pm’ed you. Fantastic image of ‘our’ beloved leopard.

Gemma Kemps
Digital Ranger

Alex,
What a sight to see!! My fingers are crossed that I too will be able to see Hosana when I come in late October. He is one of my favorite leopards. Thank you for sharing this incredible story and pictures with us.

Ashraf Refat
Explorer

Amazing action shots

Laura Eberly
Digital Ranger

Love this boy! He looks totally frustrated. He will be something when he matures!

Stan Watson
Explorer

Great story and photos, Alex. Your patience for getting the photos surely matches that of the leopard waiting for a meal. You have proven the adage that patience is a virtue. Thanks, for the great reporting!

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Such an unbelievable sighting and photographs!! Almost defies belief!

Abraham Farrell
Digital Ranger

You at Londolozi are luck to have Hosana there. These are the kinds of moments he provided all the time at Djuma on Safari Live.

His name is just “Hosana” without the word “the” in front. It means Little Chief. Adding the word “The” in front of his name implies that he was named after a place called Hosana.

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Linda, a number of people have made the same comment.
At Londolozi we believe that to use too much of a pet name is to trivialize the animals’ wildness, which is why the names we give to our leopards are purely territorial references and have “the” in front of them.
It’s the way we have always done it and will continue to do so, but of course we respect other lodges’ choices to name the leopards on their properties in different ways.

Regards

Thanks for the response. I understand. 🙂

Simon Cleary
Explorer

Fantastic pictures – really show off the qualities of the D850!

Darlene Knott
Senior Digital Ranger

Wow, Alex, that made me sit on the edge of my chair just reading it! And your photos are phenomenal! Thanks for starting my day off right!

Abraham Farrell
Digital Ranger

At present Hosana Male Leopard is back on Djuma where he was born, sharing his father, Tingana Male Leopard’s territory with him. All the while, he’s providing incredible sightings, as he seem to be permanently camped out at the small dam where there’s a camera set up. He’s been filmed regularly interacting with his father Tingana, his sister Thandi Female Leopard as well as her nine month ago daughter Tlalamba.

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