Justin Bonello_Leopard

We’re finding that leopards are really elusive to try and track down and with good reason because they wouldn’t have survived in this drastically changing landscape if they weren’t, so we’re quickly realizing that the only way we are going to get them on film is through the use of camera traps. We’re still, Read More

Last week Sunel, my Director of Photography and her assistant, Mari, dashed up to Robertson after we heard that a leopard may have been shot by a farmer. This was Half-tail; a collared male with an enormous range of around 40 000ha that has been a key player in the ongoing research being conducted, Read More

You all know that I’m currently filming a series on the Leopards of the Western Cape and I need help! We are currently filming in the Robertson area of the Western Cape, and the battle scarred, mature and beautiful leopard below (I’ve named Half-tail because he was missing half of his tail – probably, Read More

I’ve just received word from the Landmark Foundation that Scarface has been located! This is the male leopard that has been eluding us since his tag and release on the 14th of September 2014. We were all very concerned about him,and after several weeks of searching for a signal from his GPS collar, the, Read More

This leopard project is unfolding at a rapid pace. Last week we sent two units to keep up with the story while I was also away on a reccie. Shaun went back up to the Baviaanskloof, while Sunel went up to the Northern Cape to follow the story of another leopard.  Jeannine McManus of, Read More

As you know, I’ve been going up to the Baviaanskloof as often as I can to follow the story of the endangered population of leopards that exist in the Cape Fold Mountain Belt. This has been in my head and heart for many years, but it was only recently that I’ve  figured out exactly how, Read More

Justin Bonello_Leopard_Felicity

My mission into the Baviaanskloof last week really put this whole idea of filming leopards into perspective for me. We spent hours on the ground, trekking by foot into the wilderness and even went up in a plane to try and get a signal – all to no avail. The one thing that stood, Read More

I’ve just returned from a week long mission in the Baviaanskloof to get an update on the two leopards that I assisted in tagging and releasing two weeks ago. The Baviaanskoof is an absolutely amazing area, and if you haven’t been there, it is definitely worth the journey – I promise. It’s unlike anything, Read More

It’s been nearly two weeks since I was invited to go and assist in the tag and release operation of two leopards captured in the Baviaanskloof region. I’ve been itching to return ever since, and now it’s finally happening! My crew and I are heading up to the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve this Sunday (28, Read More