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Flat Rock 3:2 Male

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Guy Brunskill

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Guy worked as a ranger for Londolozi from 2017 until the end of 2021. He 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 ...

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on Anticipating the Jump

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Victoria Auchincloss
Master Tracker

sadly he did not jump, but what a great way to pass a winter morning!

Suzanne Gibson
Master Tracker

Great pictures, Guy, and as you say you can hardly feel disappointed that he didn’t jump! As you saw him on his own, presumably his mating sessions have finished – you might have to wait 3 months to see if the female was Nkoveni?

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Also on my bucket lust to see a leopard jump across the river. Stunning pics.

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Guy, loved all the photos, especially the one with leopard in reflection🤗

Mary Beth Wheeler
Master Tracker

Great photos, Guy! I could imagine being there, watching and anticipating every movement Flat Rock made. Thanks!

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

It is SO exciting anticipating a jump, but even if you don’t get that, you are indeed lucky spending time with these beautiful creatures! I am envious! By the way, what happened to James?

Cindy Hauert

That Flatty boy! Sexiest leopard I’ve ever met.

Kara Taylor
Master Tracker

What a great morning spent with the flat rock male! It’s always exciting to see them do something that you do not normally see.

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Such mesmerizing pictures. ..i wish I could take them myself! I will never get enough of leopards sight they are incredibly intelligent creatures and their behaviour is so interesting. In addition they are so beautiful. “The smallest feline is a masterpiece ” Leonardo da Vinci said but also bigger feline are a charm!

Wendy Macnicol
Digital Tracker

An interesting article Guy! He obviously weighed up the chances of getting just his paws wet in icy water or (what a dreadful thought!) getting the whole of himself wet if he didn’t quite make the other side! He chose the lesser of 2 evils. Clever boy. Wendy M

Kenneth Macleod

Great story Guy, the Flat Rock male is certainly keeping you guys entertained

Gillian Evans

How exciting! I can just feel the tension mounting as you waited for that shot! .. And in perfect light! OK so he didn’t jump., but very unusual to see a leopard actually in the water like that!

If only …just watching him would have made me happy. Reflection in the water is fabulous

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

A great story, even without the jump. And great photos, I like the one best where he is checking the water depth or temperature. Though all the others are also fantastic!

Trish Monck
Master Tracker

Oh the anticipation, great photos!

Al Kaiser
Digital Tracker

Great story and even better pictures.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Well, no jump, but a fabulous sighting anyway, watching him wade across the River. I’m thinking back on your post last summer where you did capture the Nkoveni female leap across the River to join the Flat Rock male for another round of mating. So, at least you’ve captured the magical, sought after leaping leopard once. On my list for next year!!

Barbi Evenson
Senior Digital Ranger

Wow! Great commentary… I will always think of this now when I cross over water…
The magic of nature…

Paul Canales
Master Tracker

Incredible pictures and wonderfully engaging storyline!!

Barry Kok

Lovely shots guys!!!

Ana Komljenović
Senior Digital Ranger

He got you 🙂 🙂 🙂

Callum Evans
Master Tracker

Incredible sighting, really interesting behaviour!!

Michael and Terri Klauber
Master Tracker

Guy, A little late, but congrats on you patience! The B&W image is awsome!

Sam Lovett

Thank you

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

Leopard reflection on water is just awesome.My first time to see a leopard crossing the river.The patience and anticipation exhibited by the passionate londolozi ranger to a large extent shows how deep their bond with nature lies.

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