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Patrick Grealy


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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on Magical afternoon spent with the newly independent Tumbela Female

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She is such a beautiful leopard! Great that she is still so relaxed around cars and allows people to watch her.

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Tumbela is a beauty!

Magical, indeed! What a beautiful sighting. Glad she is thriving.

Hi, this lovely young lady could be awarded Miss Congeniality for sure! She’s such an expression, and her moves… if she stays with her mum for longer maybe she will become more adjusted to all dangers and strategies to take in the wilderness… both really charming creatures!

Gorgeous photos, Patrick. How lucky you were to see her on the boulders – I love that area.

Crossing the Sand River is always exciting. The very act of driving through rushing water in high summer , or more of a gentle stream during the winter months, adds a degree of anticipation as to what might be found on “the other side”. For you and your guests, seeing the cathedral-like Leadwood Forest in that ethereal afternoon light is magical enough, but add the perfect sighting of the Tumbela female on that boulder in the river, and that is a perfect drive. Your images captured this beautiful young leopard perfectly so thank you for sharing.

Beautiful leopard, lovely setting – perfect sighting!

So beautiful to her see taking on her independence with such pride and confidence. Hope it was her mother that she was looking for. Scenery there is absolutely astounding, Thumbela has got herself such a stunning territory. Thanks for the update Patrick.

Agreeing with the early comments; what a stunningly beautiful leopard!!

She’s such a pretty leopard!

Patrick, what a great story. The Tumble Female is a beautiful leopard. I hope she has a successful life on Londolozi.

What a privilege to spend time with a leopard

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