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Flat Rock 3:2 Male

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Chris Taylor


Chris was born and raised in the Kwa-Zulu/Natal Midlands where his family inspired his early passion for the natural world. Exploring Southern Africa as he grew up, this passion was allowed to develop and his curiosity to expand. After high school, Chris spent ...

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on An Afternoon With the Flat Rock Male

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Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

The flat rock male is so majestic, gracious, relaxed and powerful. He stays my favourite leopard. It is a pity he could not capitalize on the impala, Jess and her guests would have had front row sests to the kill. The bush is looking beautiful after all the rain. Lovely foto’s Chris.

William Paynter
Master Tracker

Superb pictures capturing the hunt.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Gorgeous images Chris – so happy to see him patrolling his domaine once again!

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

What a treat to be so close and watch this interaction! Great images as well.

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Wow! You can say you had a stroll with a magnificent male leopard! It looks as if he sat with you

Lisa Antell
Master Tracker

My favorite cat at Londolozi! A terrific father and gorgeous cat!

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

What a stupendous afternoon you, Jess and guests had! 👌🏻🙏🏻Fabulous closeup shots Chris and I bet you are all super happy to have the Flat Rock male back in his ‘district’. Looking forward to hearing more of his antics 💕

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

I am SO jealous of Jess’ guests! – as I type this, I would be there right now, partway through an afternoon game drive. The closest I can get is a large gin, and pretend I’m having a sunset drinks stop.

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Chris, I also leopard🤗

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Wonderful photos of this magnificent male. I recall seeing him the first time, when he was new to the property, walking through tall grass dotted with tiny yellow and purple wildflowers, looking fierce and determined. A memorable siting!

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Great photos and a great story about this beautiful animal.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

What a fantastic opportunity to be so close to this amazing leopard. The take down of the Impala lamb could have been the moment many hope for on a drive, but as we know, success is not easy in the bush. The photos are great and really illustrate the greenness of the reserve.

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Clearly recall the sound of the padded paw against the ground as he passed so close to the vehicle.
Beautiful, powerful leopard!

Wian Eloff

This is such an beautiful leopard “although all leopard’s are beautiful” but there is just something in him. The bush is so green, wow! Does the green bush with long grass attract more animals? 🤷🏼‍♂️
Great blog Field Guide Chris.

Trish Monck
Master Tracker

Hey Chris, Is it the Flat Rock Male that pushed into and possibly has taken over Hukumuri’s territory now?

Jennifer Ridgewell
Senior Digital Ranger

So special and my absolute favourite male leopard – those amber eyes and purposeful movement as he walks along… just great. Thank you Chris.

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

I can think of worse ways to spend an afternoon. Super photos

Janet Dixon

Beautiful pictures! We so enjoyed our time spent with you guys….the expert guides, Chris and Euce…made everything so much more alive…we learned and saw things that were once in a lifetime! The sighting and chase of the wild dogs was incredible! Hope to return someday…but, for now, these pictures will fill our souls! Best to everyone!

Paul Canales
Master Tracker

Terrific post and photos of the Flat Rock male! I love your account of the leopard’s interaction with the impala, and the accompanying images. While good for the impala, it would have been an incredible experience for the Jess and the guests!

Kara Taylor
Master Tracker

What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!

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