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Flat Rock 3:2 Male

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Tayla Brown


Tayla grew up largely on a farm in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, where she developed her love for nature. After completing school she spent time in Botswana before studying EcoTourism management in Pretoria, which served as a springboard into a guiding career at Phinda ...

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Tayla, thank you for the story. You never know what you will see and find when you start looking, especially when the story changes as you investigate.

Another chapter in leopards adventures tale, this time a male-to-male one! The look in an experienced adult male’s eyes is always peculiar, deep and more self-confident. If you look at vultures at a certain distance they look beautiful, have nothing less than birds of prey. Especially in flight. Thank you for the tale and the pictures

Tayla you saw a lot for one afternoon drive. I’m sure the sunset was also so beautiful to see. Just seeing one leopard and on top of everything it is the flat rock male makes all the difference. Nature surprises you every time because it is so unpredictable. You never know what you are going to see.

That sounds so special!!

Great afternoon, for all of you, Tayla

What an unusual afternoon Tayla! Amazed to hear that the ground horn bill might have taken down a hare..or do you think it had died of natural causes and they were just feasting on what remained ? Love these comical birds and their loooonng eyelashes 😊Such a shame you didn’t get to see the new comer to Londolozi ….. but indeed… what a beautiful end to your day!

So just another boring day at Londolozi . . . it is the wonder of your magnificent reserve that you truly don’t know what is around the next bend in the road. By all means, make a plan. Just remember that Mother Nature is in charge.

Great story Tayla! I love how things often start one way and end up another, especially at Londolozi!

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Indeed an exciting afternoon and beautiful ending in that very special golden light. Flat Rock Male is still my favourite, probably because we actually spent time with him! Thanks Tayla – may your exciting sorties continue.

Tayla, Thanks for the great post! We look forward to our next visit and sitting on top of Ximpalapala to watch the sunset again! Our favorite spot. Thanks for taking us there!

Thanks Tayla for your story of yet another unplanned adventure in the bush. I love that you were heading to the koppie but detoured along the way as sighting after sighting materialized. The Flat Rock male is such a stunning leopard- his eyes seem to pierce through anything and/or anyone as he patrols his territory.

A great lesson to follow your pings and be flexible. What a perfect afternoon.

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