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Selinda, last month

 

Young male with its prey, a baby impala

 

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Its mother

 

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Those pictures were taken in November 2014 in Ruaha.

 

I think that it might be Furaha?

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For sure BushDog ;)

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Same girl as in post #452 of this thread. Different lens this time, however (Fujifilm XF 55-200mm).

 

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Kwando Concession, Botswana, November 2015.

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We had only 4 days in the Maasai Mara in January 2016. Still, here were the gems.

 

This is so much fun

Cuteness

Breakfast is served

The Descent 10

The Descent 11

The Descent 9

The Descent 7

The Descent 6

The Descent 5

You're next

power personified

Morning stretch

camo

The descent 3

The descent

Beaut

Peek-a-boo again

 

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Recent shots from the Masai Mara NR : Loran, a large male leopard using safari trucks as cover while stalking Warthogs and Luluka, who just killed an adult male reedbuck:

 

LORAN

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A Large Male Leopard near Double Cross

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Luluka, who just killed an adult male reedbuck and was dragging it a few hundred metres to cover

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This is Xikavi, a female leopard in Sabi Sands

the shot was taken well after sunset and so I've had to remove some 'noise'

 

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Selinda, last month, near Star Pan

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Selinda, last month, along the Savuti Channel

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Leopard Sunset , Samburu national reserve, Kenya, February 2017.

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Ruaha November 2013

 

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Ruaha, November 2014

 

 

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Magnificent portrait Mike!

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@@Peter Connan

 

Thanks, Peter

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Posted (edited)

Female in the Sabi Sands in September 2015.

 

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Nikon D7100, 80-400mm lens @400mm f/5.6 1/250 sec, ISO400

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All these photos are fabulous. Some of the leopards I know intimately from watching safariLive and other's I've come to know through my own research like Bahati. ♥

I have many photos but since they're all mostly screenshots I don't think they'd be appropriate to share in here.

 

There was one person I saw who mentioned a male in the Sabi Sands named Tingana, and they were worried something had happened to him. Please do not worry. He is healthy and is the dominant male leopard of the area around Djuma, Arathusa and further south. In fact I saw him yesterday watching the sunset safari on safariLive. He is no longer in Elephant Plains due to a larger male pushing him out. :)

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@@Lyss We are all looking forward to seeing the photos you take of leopards on your first safari...

 

Matt

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I hope I can go on a safari some day. It's on my travel to do list.

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@@Bush dog Mike, your post at #512 really is stunning. What were the tech specs for this one?

 

Matt

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Posted (edited)

Another view of the female leopard shown above - in a small tree with an impala kill.

 

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Nikon D7100 80-400mm lens @ 210mm, f/5.3, 1/320 sec ISO 1600

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Ruaha, November 2014

 

Mike, I've spent the last hour looking through a few photo threads, your shots really stand out. You've got a few breathtakers.

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@@Game Warden

 

@@Bush dog Mike, your post at #512 really is stunning. What were the tech specs for this one?

 

Matt

 

Matt, sorry for the late answer, I was in Hwange, came back this morning.

 

Canon EOS-1D Mk IV, 300 mm lens + extender 2x, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec, ISO 3200

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@@rouxeny

 

Thanks a lot for your generous comments!

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Totoa

 

Photographed at 9:40 am on 20 February, 2017 in Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.

 

ISO 1600, 1/2500 sec., f/2.8, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.

 

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Totoa is a small female leopard, fairly young, who lives in the southern zone of Sabi Sands. She's earned a reputation as an especially agile tree climber out onto the highest branches.

 

On a heavily overcast morning of steady rain, she'd been spotted in dense cover. Other vehicles eventually departed due to the inclement conditions.

 

Our persistence eventually paid off as Totoa emerged, casually ambling toward the tallest tree in the area where she climbed up for a morning rest, gazing out over the area.

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Posted (edited)

Khwai Concession, Okavango delta. May 2017

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I asked the guide to get out and move those annoying grass stems but he refused.

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