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Patrick Grealy

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Patrick was born and raised in Johannesburg and from a young age dreamt about living in the bush. He grew up going on family holidays to Madikwe in the North West where his passion grew. After high school Patrick went to the Eastern ...

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Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

What a great sighting! Maybe a once in a lifetime experience for your guests.
I have just read that you went to Madikwe as a child, Patrick. What is it like? I am asking because I am going there with my grandchildren and hope that it will be a great experience for them. Londolozi is fully booked at that time.

Valmai Vorster
Digital Tracker

Oh Patrick the Flat rock male is my favorite male leopard, stunning and majestic. Thank you for those beautiful foto’s and especially the one where he leaps over the water. Never thought that it could be as much as 8 meters, just goes to show their sheer ability. So glad you did not get the dreaded pink pouch.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Patrick, What a fabulous story and incredible sighting! The images are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Beautiful photos, Patrick. What a wonderful sighting for you.

Denise Vouri
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Bravo for staying with the Flat Rock male-your diligence certainly paid off with that incredible crossing by him, giving you some amazing photos!

Francesca Doria
Digital Tracker

I hadn’t notice this blog edition as I was focused on the effect of light of another blog that I received in my emails. Luckily I got it in the index! What a fantastic sight! Every time I see a leopard my heart beats faster. They look extremely powerful as their muscles are so developed and agile elegant at the same time. I just love them beyond my scientific background and this male is really imposing. Of course in water crocodiles are kings as lions on earth, so he must be wary

Francesca Doria
Digital Tracker

I just can’t stop watching him!

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

The Fkat Rock male is so impressive when one sees him close up. Fantastic opportunity for you!

Cally Staniland
Digital Tracker

Your perseverance paid off Patrick to get that incredible shot of the Flat Rock male ! A lovely story with a wonderful ending indeed! Patrick I’m curious as today I looked through the list of Londolozi Leopards that have come and gone and those that remain on Instagram but could not find the leopard that we saw. I am going back to 1980 here so perhaps at that time John and Dave did not keep records, as I know ‘The Mother of Londolozi” was keeping John busy. Anyway, this leopard which we saw in December of 1980 had one bad leg and I seem to recall him/her carried the name of Stikenya ..not sure of the spelling but that’s how it sounded. Perhaps Dave might recall this leopard and be able to help fill in the gaps for me. Many thanks Cally

Lisa Antell
Digital Tracker

How absolutely cool to witness this crossing!! Would love to see Flat Rock again and in such amazing circumstances!

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