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A sort while ago I was out leading a photosafari in the southern part of the Okavango Delta when we had this great sighting. We were having the customary afternoon tea before heading out for the game

It's been a few years since I posted any Leopard Show us your, so here are a few from more recent trips to SLNP & Ruaha.   Big kitty rollover SLNP- Zambia   Camera Nikon D4S Lens AF-S VR Nik

Leopard from Kabini/ Karnataka ....... This guy is named, "The Temple Male" because apparently a lot of times, he is spotted asleep on top of an old ruined temple in Zone A.

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Lois Hild Photography

I have to agree that there aren't words to describe the emotion when a completely wild leopard chooses to walk so close to you that you can hear it breathing. So close it's no longer in the focal range of your lens. Sometimes people ask me why I am compelled to travel all the way to Africa and am not content to see these animals in zoos. This is just one of the many reasons.

 

This is a leopard the guides call "Pretty Girl" on the Olare Motorogi conservancy, Masa Mara.
Nikon D4, Nikkor 300mm with 2X TC, f/8.0 1/1200, ISO 400, focal distance = 12 feet

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Lois Hild Photography

Better leopard pics:

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Antee

Leopard from Kwara Concession - Botswana

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I love Leopards and have been lucky enough to spot them on a number of trips. This shot was taken in Kruger 2011 I think around the Talamati Camp area. I like the focused stare! He was so close to the side of the track it was hard to frame and so the shot is a tad tighter than I would prefer. The light was wonderful.

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Morkel Erasmus

Nice images, folks.

@@Condyk that light hitting the eye through the grass rocks!

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Morkel Erasmus

Squeezed in our previously postponed quick trip to Leopard Hills last month.

The leopard viewing was phenomenal!

 

This is a male known as "Torchwood", moments before he scaled a tree to get to the last remains of his impala kill.

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optig

These are great photos. I never imagined that leopards would prey on monitor lizards.

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africaaddict

It's been a few years since I posted any Leopard Show us your, so here are a few from more recent trips to SLNP & Ruaha.

 

Big kitty rollover

SLNP- Zambia

 

Camera Nikon D4S Lens AF-S VR Nikkor 500mm f/4G ED ISO 800 Focal Length 500.0 mm (500.0 mm in 35mm) Aperture f/6.3 Exposure Time 0.00156s (1/640)

 

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Buzz off!

This male leopard was getting a little annoyed with this fly buzzing around his head. The purple flowers from the rain tree carpeting the ground make for a nice contrast.

SLNP- Zambia

 

Camera Nikon D4S Lens AF-S VR Nikkor 500mm f/4G ED ISO 800 Focal Length 500.0 mm (500.0 mm in 35mm) Aperture f/5.6 Exposure Time 0.00125s (1/800)

 

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Stalking Puku

SLNP- Zambia

 

Camera NIKON D4 Lens 80.0-400.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 ISO 400 Focal Length 400.0 mm (400.0 mm in 35mm) Aperture f/5.6 Exposure Time 0.0004s (1/2500)

 

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Lurking in the shadows

A male leopard hides in the shadows, unfortunately for him he's already been spotted, one huge warning snort and the Impala shot off. like a bullet out of a gun.

 

Camera NIKON D4S Lens AF-S VR Nikkor 500mm f/4G ED ISO 400 Focal Length 500.0 mm (500.0 mm in 35mm) Aperture f/6.3 Exposure Time 0.00125s (1/800)

 

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Taking the trunk route

One of the highlights of my return to Ruaha NP for the green season was the descent from this giant baobab of this female leopard named Furaha.

The structure of the unique baobab trees gives plenty of toe-holds for these agile climbers and she was certainly an expert in that regard. Note the damage to the base here, caused by ele's stripping the outer layers.
RuahaNP- Tanzania

 

Camera NIKON D3S Lens 80.0-400.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 ISO 4000 Focal Length 240.0 mm (240.0 mm in 35mm) Aperture f/5.6 Exposure Time

0.00156s (1/640)

 

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Yawning glory

There's nothing like a magic green season to make this beautiful male leopard really pop from the BG!

RuahaNP- Tanzania.

 

Camera NIKON D4 Lens AF-S VR Nikkor 500mm f/4G ED ISO 1600 Focal Length 500.0 mm (500.0 mm in 35mm) Aperture f/5.6 Exposure Time 0.00063s (1/1600)

 

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Sunrise gazing

For me a once in a lifetime image, when I realised just what might happen, I began to tremble with anticipation!
She placed herself perfectly as she stopped her descent as if to admire the beautiful sunrise.
Ruaha NP- Tanzania.

 

Camera NIKON D700 Lens 80.0-400.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 ISO 3200 Focal Length 90.0 mm (90.0 mm in 35mm) Aperture f/4.5 Exposure Time 0.0002s (1/5000)

 

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"Joy" @ sunset

Furaha,(her Swahili name) chills out before her night time hunting commences.

RuahaNP- Tanzania.

 

Camera NIKON D700 Lens 80.0-400.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 ISO 200 Focal Length 130.0 mm (130.0 mm in 35mm) Aperture f/5.6 Exposure Time 0.01667s (1/60) Plus FP Fill Flash

 

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Leopard ascent

RuahaNP-Tanzania

 

Camera Nikon NIKON D700 Lens 80.0-400.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 ISO 160 Focal Length 80.0 mm (80.0 mm in 35mm) Aperture f/6.3 Exposure Time 0.00125s (1/800)

 

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The leopardess "Madonina" has her attention drawn on a resting butterfly amongst the beautiful greenery that is the Emerald season in Ruaha Nat Park.

 

Camera NIKON D4S Lens Unknown (166) 400mm ISO 1800 Focal Length 550.0 mm (550.0 mm in 35mm) Aperture f/5.6 Exposure Time 0.001s (1/1000)

 

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Spotting Impala

The young 2yr old Leopardess Madonina, now on her own still had a lot to learn, here I managed to catch her through a nice foliage "window" as she stalked a herd of Impala.

 

Camera NIKON D4S Lens Unknown (166) 400mm ISO 5600 Focal Length 400.0 mm (400.0 mm in 35mm) Aperture f/4 Exposure Time 0.002s (1/500)

 

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Madonina

A close up as she gazed into my lens whilst on a stalking mission.

RuahaNP- Tanzania

 

Camera NIKON D4S Lens Unknown (166) 400mm ISO 5600 Focal Length 400.0 mm (400.0 mm in 35mm) Aperture f/4 Exposure Time 0.002s (1/500)

 

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Time to get up

SLNP- Zambia

 

Camera NIKON D4S Lens AF-S VR Nikkor 500mm f/4G ED ISO 800 Focal Length 500.0 mm (500.0 mm in 35mm) Aperture f/5.6 Exposure Time 0.00125s (1/800)

 

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Marc

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Antee

Stunning Leopards!
Thanx for posting.

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Ben mosquito

@africaaddict Fantastic, gorgeous, I can't say more.

thanks for sharing.

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pomkiwi

On the move.

A young female in the Timbavati, May 2016.

 

Nikon D7200, 1/400sec, f/5.6, ISO 400. 80-400mm at 250mm

 

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Soukous

@@africaaddict good to see you posting again Marc. Stunning shots.

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Nice images, folks.

@@Condyk that light hitting the eye through the grass rocks!

 

The long grass is great and was also a real pain. Can't describe how many times the grass messed with AF with a slight wind waving it constantly. I suspect that shot was MF.

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Ona Basimane

A sort while ago I was out leading a photosafari in the southern part of the Okavango Delta when we had this great sighting. We were having the customary afternoon tea before heading out for the game drive when I heard that characteristic distressed warthog squealing. I looked up across the narrow channel and caught some movement in the grasses. A leopard ahas snatched a young warthog from his family and raced up a tree to proceed to kill it. He probably feared the adults in the group. We quickly drove around to the tree he was up in and watched him as he strangled the young warthog. One moment he took his eyes, and grip, off the kill and it slipped off. In a blur, he launched himself from the tree fork and caught the carcass before it landed on the ground.

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Peter Connan

Wow @@Ona Basimane, what a sighting, and a great photo to go with it!

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optig

@@Ona Basimane I have never seen a more awesome leopard kill. It is safe to say that this is one photo you only get once in your lifetime.

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What a leopard sighting! !Your love for the leopard is truely revealed here.

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pomkiwi

Female leopard in the Timbavati, South Africa

 

Nikon D7200, Nikon 80-400mm @340mm. 1/30 sec at f/5.6 ISO 8000, handheld.

We had followed this young leopard through some thick bush during which she slipped into a ditch. When she emerged we were rewarded with some lovely posing on a tree branch.

 

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Bush dog

Mashatu, October 2008

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michael-ibk

Wonderful shots Mike - especially like the second one.

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pomkiwi

@@Bush dog Very nice images. I like the last particularly

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