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Pete Thorpe

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Pete was a Field Guide for Londolozi for 4 years, contributing to the blog as a fantastic writer as well as photographer. Right from his very first bush trip at the age of four, Pete was always enthralled by this environment. Having grown ...

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on Amazing Leopard Photos Captured On Camera Trap

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Stunning pictures. Imagine if we did not have trail cams. We would miss so much.

This camera is obviously a wonderful gift. what fun to go out in the morning and be surprised by what you find! thanks for sharing. Victoria

Pete, wonderful blog today – you captured of those on the camera trap🤗

Great shots, great set up with the trail camera! It is fascinating to watch leopards climb trees and this was cast perfectly here. Terrific post! Thanks!

Digital Ranger

Absolutely killer shots!, Pete and all….outstanding! Extraordinary to see so clearly the strength it requires by the animal and the curvature of his body from the side.
Thank you from “lockdown” mode in California, Andee

The similarities in the 2 climbs are amazing!

Digital Ranger

I was at school with John Varty

Hi John,often see your movies

Hope you are all doing OK in this Virus Pandemic
Hope the Animals are OK

Amazing once-in-a-lifetime shot of the leopard taking down the nyala!

Were you able to work out which leopard it was?

Hi Chelsea,

It’s the Maxims Male. He has moved in from further east.


Great idea. Wonderful capture. Leopards are just amazing animals

Fun story, Pete. It’s interesting that in daylight he went up the tree with his back to the camera. But at night he, at least twice, went up on the side of the tree. Just coincidence. I imagine…?

I also noticed that while writing this! Interesting observation… With only this photographic evidence it’s hard to make any conclusions. Something to look out for in the future…

These pictures are right on time after listening to Boyd’s podcast Day 14 in which he reflected that “A leopard is total leopard-ness, without any effort” completely in tune with his/her place in the intelligence of life. Perfect insight to match these pictures and for deeper reflection. All gratitude.

Amazing images!!!

OMG- this was brilliant!! I’m so happy the camera trap captured those two well exposed amazing photos. I’m sure he left the tree finally, one satisfied leopard!!

Wow what incredible shots captured on the camera trap! Loved seeing these. Thanks Pete.

Senior Digital Ranger

Thank you! I’ve been waiting for this article! The previous article in the second image did not show the time! The difference is also noticeable in the right front paw: compared to the white stain on the trunk, it is not in the same position. Also in Figure 1 below the chin there is (on the trunk) one white dot and in Figure 2 are two. 🙂

Exceptional captures! Trail cams expose more special moments than we could imagine.

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