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Nick Sims

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Nick always had a love for nature. Growing up in Johannesburg, the annual family trip to the bush (particularly the Kruger Lowveld region of South Africa) became an escape from city life. When he and his brother weren't physically in the bush, they ...

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on Teamwork to Find a Leopard in a Tree

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Joan Schmiidt
Digital Tracker

Nick, what a find!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Love the teamwork! The photo of the Ingrid dam female in the tree was deja vu for me – I was with Guy in November when we sighted her and came away with similar images. She is such a pretty leopardess and easily recognizable. Assuming no cubs for her yet, after she lost the last ones?

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

Exceptional teamwork, Nick. One of my very favorite images is seeing a leopard resting or sleeping on a tree branch. Your image was no exception and perfectly framed. Seeing the massive male Anderson image reeked of true masculinity.

Abraham Farrell
Digital Ranger

Ingrid Dam female. That’s nice. She’s Xidulu female Leopard’s mother.

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Abraham, that is correct, if you’re referring to the Xidulu female in the northern Sabi Sand reserve…

Vin Beni
Digital Tracker

Nick,
We’re not supposed to listen to the radio, but it’s clear that the communication among rangers is critical.

Victoria Auchincloss
Senior Digital Ranger

Always love finding a leopard in a tree. They give a look as if to say don’t make any noise or give away where I am. They are often so hard to see but when they are stretched out on the limb lord or lady of all the see the are magnificent. Victoria

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Really enjoyed the sighting and the explanation of how the ranger team work together to provide a great view for a lucky guest!

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Great team work. The trackers have got amazing eye sight spotting the animals.

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Brilliant!!

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Nick, We love hearing about the constant teamwork and are always amazing how the tracker and rangers on different vehicles all work together – ultimately reaching their goal!

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