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Maxim's 5:3 Male

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Dan Hirschowitz

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Dan developed his love for the African bush whilst growing up on a family run farm in the Kwa-Zulu Natal midlands. Growing up in the bushveld he was surrounded by wildlife and finds his passion in what nature has to offer. After completing ...

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Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

He’s a magnificent male indeed! His eyes look less intimidating than the Senegal Bush Male for example. I didn’t know of Magic Gaurri, there always is something new to learn in Londolozi!

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

super photos, very fortunate guests

Jennifer Horne
Explorer

What a beautiful leopard! Fantastic shots of him. He is obviously now feeling less threatened by the vehicles and the interest shown towards him. Hope to see and hear more about this magnificent boy. Out of interest how do the determine the age of a leopard without physically examining him?

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Dan, beautiful images & congratulations spotting him in that thicket! Hopefully he will become relaxed around the vehicle as time goes by. And that he sticks around for some time to come!

William Paynter
Digital Tracker

What a magnificent leopard. Thanks for the pictures Dan.

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Dan the Maxim’s male leopard is very impressive and his size makes him even more impressive. That he is a skittish leopard is sure, but I’m impressed that he walked right passed you and allowed you to take foto’s of him, so that we also can see him properly.

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

Wow, beautiful shots of this gigantic leopard! We saw him a few years ago and were very impressed by him. He definitely stands out among his peers! Thanks for sharing, Dan!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Great news Dan that this formidable male leopard is beginning to relax with vehicles around him. Looking at your last photo, Maxim reminds me of a young version of Senegal Bush male, sans torn ears. He’s impressive to say the least and I hope there’re many more sightings for all to enjoy.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

This leopard is really impressive and beautiful. When I saw him last year, he was lying in rather high grass and it was already dark, so that the photos of him were not too good. But it was still a wonderful encounter.

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Great job Dan! A truly magnificent, powerful, and impressive specimen. Hope he’s around when we visit next year!

Denys Sarazin
Explorer

Greetings,
What an amazing animal, truly one of the most beautiful male leopard out there !!
Outstanding photographs, what a privilege to have witnessed such a sighing, congratulations !!

Lisa Antell
Digital Tracker

Maxim’s is really a sensational cat! Very glad to hear that he is slowly but surely relaxing and enjoying his time in the sun!

Michael Fleetwood
Digital Tracker

He is definitely an interesting character, much like the Molwati Male in the Northern Sabi Sands. Molwati was born in early 2014 in Thornybush but was never relaxed around vehicles as a cub despite being exposed to them and much like the Maxims Male, is notoriously unrelaxed (usually during the day), relaxes at night, and sometimes acts totally unperturbed by the vehicles that view him. It is nice that the Sabi Sands has some leopards who remind people near and far how lucky places like Londolozi are in viewing these handsome cats!

Barbie Derby
Explorer

These were AMAZING pictures of this very interesting and magnificent male Leopard. We know he will be welcome at Londolozi. Can’t wait to hear more about him!

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