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africapurohit

Who needs to go to Sabi Sands when Paul T and umiami05 can produce photos like these elsewhere? ;) Fantastic pictures!

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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

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.

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

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RedLeopard

Who needs to go to Sabi Sands when Paul T and umiami05 can produce photos like these elsewhere? ;) Fantastic pictures!

 

I know - they are gorgeous shots of my favourite creature.

 

A couple of my better images below:

 

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The first three are from Limpopo-Lipadi over the last year or two and the last three from Moremi Game Reserve in 2006.

 

 

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One word for both RedLeopard and uniami05 contributions ..... SUPERB!

 

Those images inspire me to do better next time I see a leopard.

 

Here are a selection from my visit to South Luangwa NP back in June 2011

 

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These pictures are exceptional. I live in Cape Town and I sooooo miss Africa!! These are my two contributions to the leopards page.gallery_14592_510_14063.jpggallery_14592_510_12046.jpg

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dickysingh

This leopard got better pictures of me that I did of her. She is known as "Lakshmi" (named after Hindi Goddess of wealth). She was found abandoned by some villagers and was brough up by rangers in the outskirts of Ranthambhore national park. She is now full grown, radio collared and hunts on her own.

 

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Wild Dogger

Here are some snaps from our recent trip to South Luangwa:

 

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I want to go to South Luangwa :(

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Wild Dogger

Some more Leopard snaps from South Luangwa, November 2011:

 

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tonymann safaris

my latest leopard images,,Taken in Serengeti

 

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ZaminOz

South Luangwa, Aug 2011 (Near Chamilandu bush camp)

 

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Game Warden

tonymann safaris, I edited your post to embed the actual images. To embed an image, you need to click on it in your album to bring up the large image, and then copy the image URL, insert it into the post with the little picture icon to the left below the smiley.

 

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marcianluanda

Ulusaba Sabi Sand reserve November 2011

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africaaddict

Here are a few depicting the Leopard in it's nocturnal habitat, from my return trip in November 2011 to Sth Luangwa NP.

 

 

Spot lit leopard on baby impala

Whilst in Sth Luangwa I had a lot of fun with vehicle spot lit and -EV/high ISO combined images on night time predators, in trips past I used to use my flash, high bracket mount, remote cord and better beamer

which was a lot to balance and results were very much hit and miss, dependent on getting that BB lined up just right.

With the D3s, that all changed and decided to try the spot lit method exclusively whilst on Sth Luangwa's night drives, I won't be going back to the BB method at least for night drives that's for sure.

I had Patrick Bentley (ex Lion Camp guide and a fine photographer) along with me for the week whilst @ Tafika camp and we had a ball practising this method.

One night on such a drive we heard a bleating and scuffle, upon investigating and after negotiating the heavy undergrowth, we came upon this female Leopard on a newborn Impala, giving me a great down the lens stare.

We spent over an hour observing this very relaxed girl.

I opened up the exp 1/2 stop on the Impala's head to extract a little extra detail, whilst trying to eliminate any undue noise.

Nsefu sector, SLNP

 

D3s 500 f/4 VR 1/250s -2EV f/4 ISO1600

 

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The leopard and the lightening.

A 4 month old leopard cub (the other shy one higher up) waiting for mum's return

with an electrical storm & lightening bolt in the background .(taken using a high a multiple frame rate during the storm)

Chipela Chayumba region, Northern Mfuwe.

 

 

D3s 500 f/4 VR 1/100s -2.3EV ISO3200 f/4. spot lit from vehicle (no flash)

 

 

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Waiting for mum's return

I spent over two hours with this pair (the other higher up) whilst an electrical storm raged close by in the hope that mum may show, not to be.

Chipela Chayumba region, Northern Mfuwe.

 

 

D700 70-200VRII 1/640s -2.3EV ISO1600@200mm f/7. spot lit from vehicle (no flash)

 

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The "Night Stalker"

We came upon this fine male leopard whilst on a night drive one hot November evening in SLNP,

he was teamed up with a female and they were on a mating mission.

No harsh flash was used as I made use of the D700's fine high ISO abilities by reducing the exp comp down -2.7 @ ISO1600,

giving me a suitable shutter speed of 1/100s @ f/2.8, the leopard was lit by a hand held spot light from our vehicle.

Granting me this majestic night time pose.

 

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Cheers

Marc

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David Lloyd

A leopard cub, last April in the Masai Mara. The morning light was unforgettable, and fortunately we made the most of it.

 

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While this is not a stellar image it's special to me since this Nottens female is apparently a very old 17 years. It's sad to think just how difficult hunting is/will be for her in these last few years....months even.

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On our very first masai mara morning, we heard on the radio about a single leopard waling around, when we arrived we were happily surprised that there were two of them. As they walked towards the car (and the tourist van behind us) suddenly a younger one came out of the grass. So we were thinking that seeing just one is quite rare, we got three of them!

 

Later as we drove towards a lion kill, we passed by yet another leopard in a tree, with a kill right on the ground next to it.

 

(Edited, Matt. Sorry Greens these image sizes are too big, please resize to +/- 1000 pix wide and repost. Thanks.)

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Taken in the Kruger National Park, October 2010

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Kingfisher Safaris

Seen in Khawi, Botswana

 

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Game Warden

Don't forget everyone posting leopard pics, your chance to win a copy of Fransje Van Riel's new book, "My Life with Leopards" here.

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Wild Dogger

Can anybody tell me, how I can avoid these halos.

Taken at Kwando Lagoon

 

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