The story of the elusive, endangered Cape Mountain Leopards, and the man who has made it his life’s work to save them.
The majestic Cederberg mountains in the Western Cape region of South Africa are home to the elusive Cape Mountain Leopard. But for how long? The population has been decimated over centuries by human enemies and the survival of these glorious and mysterious cats is in jeopardy. Thanks to zoologist Quinton Martins and his Cape Leopard Trust, there may just be hope that the species will survive and continue to reign over its rocky habitat.
"A quick and thrilling read, enjoyed from cover to cover in a single sitting" - review at literogo.com
Unspotted: One Man’s Obsessive Search for Africa’s Most Elusive Leopard
by Justin Fox
Humans have driven the Cape Mountain Leopard to the brink of extinction. Can we bring them back? South African author and travel journalist Justin Fox travels into the Cederberg Mountains to find out... and try to see one.
paperback: $7.99, 78 pages
Read an excerpt: A Magnificent Obsession, the first chapter of Unspotted.
Praise for Unspotted
"A great read for those who love endangered species travelogues" - review on Amazon
"[P]erhaps the greatest strength of this book lies in Fox’s extensive descriptions, which illuminate the pages of the book....He effectively uses figurative language to paint pictures in the reader’s mind." - review in Dispatches from the Field
About the Author
Justin Fox is a travel writer, novelist and editor based in Cape Town. He was a Rhodes Scholar and received a doctorate in English from Oxford University after which he became a research fellow at the University of Cape Town, where he now teaches part time. His articles and photographs have appeared internationally in a number of publications and on a wide range of topics, while his short stories and poems have appeared in various anthologies. He is a two-time Mondi journalism award winner (1999 and 2004). His recent books include The Marginal Safari (Umuzi, 2010), nominated for the 2011 Alan Paton Award for non-fiction and the 2012 Olive Schreiner Prize for Literature, and a not-so-swashbuckling pirate novel, Whoever Fears the Sea (Umuzi, 2014), longlisted for the Etisalat Prize for Literature.