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Flat Rock 3:2 Male

Flat Rock 3:2 Male

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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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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Fantastic pictures Guy. Love all the cats.

Sam Lovett
Explorer

Me too

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Lots of wonderful photos again, Guy, especially loved the ellies and the mating leopards. A question for you – I think the Xinzele female had an older sibling (born Spring 2014) who was known as the Ingrid Dam 5:5 young female. Do you know if she is still around?

Guy Brunskill
Ranger

Hi Suzanne, we have not seen her for a long period of time. If I’m not mistaken she has been spending time in northern singita and north of our property.

Lisa Antell
Digital Tracker

Xinzele’s older sister is Xidulu who resides more north into Arathusa and Djuma. Xidulu has already raised Cara (age 2), and has also lost a recent litter of cubs to hyenas. She has been seen mating again with the Tortoise Pan male

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Thank you Lisa, that’s really interesting. And mating with Tortoise Pan! – probably my 2nd favourite leopard, his mother Ndzanzeni is definitely no.1 but haven’t heard anything about her for a very long time). If he fathers her cubs, they’ll have Londolozi royalty heritage.

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Guy, I loved the photos, especially lion, and also saved the leopard🤗

Cally Staniland
Digital Tracker

Incredible variety of beautiful photos Guy. ..with Cheetah too! How wonderful 🙏💗

Francesca Doria
Digital Tracker

Fantastic pictures with the cheetah cub as the ice on the cake! Bravo!

Jennifer Ridgewell
Senior Digital Ranger

What a fabulous TWIP – thank you Guy!

Cheung Yc
Digital Ranger

Nice pictures at all, stay safe!

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

Wonderful array of excellent images this week. Thanks, Guy!

Doug Hammerich
Senior Digital Ranger

Loved the photo of the Chinspot on her nest.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Wonderful photos! I love all of them.

Kara Taylor
Master Tracker

Great week in pictures- lovely to see the Cheetahs being featured again. I loved the nest frog shot too! I was surprised to see the Chameleon that color – I thought they were normally green unless threatened?

Guy Brunskill
Ranger

Majority of the time we do see them when they are green but during times of stress they will change color and we never to sure what it may have encountered or been through to cause it to change colour.

Ann Richardson Berg
Senior Digital Ranger

Hello Guy! Thank you for this week in pictures. There were many beautiful ones… your pictures are very artistic! I especially liked the herd of elephants that played and splashed around must have been a wonderful sight!

Guy Brunskill
Ranger

Thank you very much Ann.

Cyndy Beardsley
Digital Ranger

Beautiful photos. Just curious – why does the female cheetah and her cubs have that tufting hair on the back of their necks. Some don’t.

Guy Brunskill
Ranger

All cheetahs have that tuft of fur on the spine of their body. In cubs it’s often more prominent but the females is showing more most likely because of her shoulder blades being closer together while drinking. This hair will often become raised when threatened.

Valmai Vorster
Digital Tracker

The Senegal bush male leopard is such a beautiful leopard, so proud and strong. So glad the Flat rock male and Xinzele female have mated, hopefully soon there will be cubs. The wildebeest calves are gorgeous and staying close to mom to suckle. How wonderful to see elephants playing in the water. The eyes of the Birmingham male penetrates right through you. Cheetah cubs are so beautiful and nearly the same size as mom. What a wonderful week in pictures. Thank you.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Guy, Thanks for the update! Your images are fantastic! Love the twist you are putting on some of them. The B&W of the Buffalo is really unique. Keep them coming!

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

Love all the green and the water! Interesting TWIP! Thanks for sharing!

Michael Fleetwood
Digital Tracker

HI Guy! Great selection this week! Love the ones of the Senegal Bush Male and the lions especially! Has the Ntsevu Pride lost the young cubs? Last photos I saw of them they were beginning to show signs of mange and have not seen any recently. Other than the Mashaba, Three Rivers, and Ximungwe Females, has the Senegal Bush Male mated with any of the other females?

Guy Brunskill
Ranger

Hello Michael, thank you. The young cubs unfortunately are no longer. Mange in cubs of the age usually ends up being fatal and they could not keep up. We have not seen him mating with any other females that I can think of. I’m sure the plaque rock female will look to mate with him in time to come.

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Loved the photo of the cheetahs–glad they’re still around. Having a lion look directly into one’s eyes definitely sends a chill.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

You’ve a wonderful collection of images this week-some quite creative and others totally classic, like the Birmingham male. It’s good to see you pushing the bar higher in finding more interesting and unique shots. Personally I like the body parts of animals isolated such as your leopard paws and tail. As I recall, isn’t the Tavangumi male the offspring of the Schotia female? Also, is the Tortoise Pan male still roaming in search of a permanent territory? Thanks Guy!

Great pictures Guy! Any news of Mashaba? Did they have any new cubs with Kunyuma after the last one had been sadly lost?

Lisa Antell
Digital Tracker

Cannot wait to see the Xinzele/Flat Rock cubbies!

Paul Canales
Digital Tracker

Terrific array of photos this week Guy! Amongst all the great big-cat photos, I love seeing the cheetahs!!

Sam Lovett
Explorer

I love the cheetah photo, Thank you

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