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Guy Brunskill

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Guy grew up in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal. From a young age he visited the bush each holiday. It was during these early years that his passion and interest was ignited for this incredible environment. After school he gained a marketing degree from Stellenbosch ...

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on Incredible Viewing of the Piccadilly Female Leopard and her Newest Cub

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Francesca Doria
Senior Digital Ranger

Thank you for this lovely setting view with t

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

It is so true Guy. You’ve got to be patient sometimes to get the best sightings. I saw the video of the Piccadily female and cub on the Instsgram stories. Beautiful.

Francesca Doria
Senior Digital Ranger

Thank you! It reminds a documentary series by B.Bestenlink a main character was a female leopard, Shaba, who hid her cubs like this Piccadilly mum. She successfully raised her male fun hopefully this will be the case keep fingers crossed

Lets hope it will be a repeat and she will be able to raise her cub to independence.

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Guy, loved all the photos🤗

Darlene Knott
Digital Tracker

Great sighting!!! I applaud your patience, absolutely necessary for this cub! Thanks to all involved!

Christa Blessing
Senior Digital Ranger

Wonderful pictures of this lovely cub and its mum.

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Oh bless, sometimes sitting, waiting is the best policy .

Had some of my best ever moments , kingfishers fishing, sleepy wild dog waking up and chasing elephants …

It’s easy to be blasé but when you have travelled thousands of miles and only can afford a few days …

So true Ian, if you have the patience to wait it out there is a good chance it will pay off like it has for yourself on a few occasions.

Cyndy Beardsley
Explorer

That was fun! Thank you

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Great sighting & follow up Guy. We love that location on the property and had an adventurous “near encounter” there with a leopard while I was looking for a convenient tree after a sundowner.

You never know what might be behind any tree out in the wild. Thats the beauty of it all. Very glad it was at a safe distance. Im sure it added a lot more excitement to your evening sundowner.

Beautiful ….. very special sighting

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

What a fantastic sighting, Guy, your patience was certainly rewarded. A question for you – presumably she is the half-sister of the 3 Rivers female, who I guess would be about 4 years old now? Do you ever see her now or hear about her?

Hi Suzanne, that is correct, she is from the next litter. She is seen on the odd occasion in the eastern parts of the reserve.

Barbi Evenson
Digital Ranger

BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS! All good things are worth waiting for ♥️… ABSOLUTELY PRICELESS

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Such a thrilling sighting and truly, patience is the most essential thing to pack for a safari. I loved watching James’s video on Instagram following these two, and the fact you all stopped clicking to allow the cub to relax. Is Londolozi open to guests yet?

Hi Denise, It was truly a magnificent sighting and so glad you loved the video from James. We are unfortunately still closed to guests until we hear further from the government.

Jennifer Ridgewell
Senior Digital Ranger

How special… loved the way cub snuggled up perfectly with Mother who was definitely keeping an eye on you for a while, until the impala became important. Hope she eventually found some supper. Magic moments which we could otherwise wait a lifetime to see.

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Well done! Patience is THE key to great wildlife photography!

Paul Canales
Digital Tracker

This is wonderful, and I was able to catch James’ and team’s video, which was even more remarkable!! Bravo!!!

Kara Taylor
Digital Tracker

Lovely post and sighting! Patience is the key always – though its a fading trait in our world of instant gratification.

Cally Staniland
Senior Digital Ranger

Loved reliving this after the instagram video, what a special treat indeed..I always enjoy being able to take time to go back to these incredible moments 🙏🏻💕

Trish Monck
Master Tracker

Dreamy sighting and awesome photos!
Are we going to hear again soon about the Wild Dogs pups? Just heard there are actually 9 still alive??? Please share soon!

Catriona Iverson
Digital Ranger

Well done, excellent pictures, it truly is worth the wait!
Thank you for sharing you pictures and comments it is truely appreciated.

Michael Fleetwood
Senior Digital Ranger

What a fantastic sighting! Guy, two questions for you regarding the cub.
1. How long do you think the habituation process with this particular cub will take, given the terrain in the areas the Piccadilly Female has been stashing it?
2. Who do you all think the father of the cub could/which males are possibilities?

Mama Lioness
Digital Ranger

There’s nothing like seeing a female “feline” in the bush, especially when a special sighting is seen for which a cub is nestled with its mama.
What a great venture in capture! Thank you Guy for sharing this with us all! It completed the day in a heart warming way.

Cheung Yc
Digital Ranger

Hope more Leopards cub will come, and stay safe!

Wendy Macnicol
Digital Tracker

Lovely blog, Guy! Thanks so much. Wendy M

Patrick Smyth
Explorer

Would you please explain the 3:3, 2:2, etc pattern that is posted with each leopard. If you would also draw it, that would help.

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