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#5 MasaiMara Big Five - leopard

Posted by
kiwisa (North Shore, New Zealand) on 20 August 2018 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

In Africa, the big five game animals are the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo. We were fortunate to see the Big 5 in 24 hours - this is the last of the five.
I know you can just see his legs, but it would be another few days before I saw the face of one of these beautiful animals. However, to see the legs and tail hanging on a branch half way up a tree, was a regular sight. There was always the prey a little bit further up the tree.

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

A glorious animal image that makes us interested to see the rest.

20 Aug 2018 5:30am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It's great to even see this. Cat beasts are beautiful animals.

20 Aug 2018 5:36am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique angle de prise. Très drôle.

20 Aug 2018 5:47am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Leopards like climbing on trees to be able to spy on a future prey. I like this beautiful animal. Have a good day Frances

20 Aug 2018 6:22am

@By Marie: Yes Marie, I saw them often in trees, but usually because they had hidden their prey up there.

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Lol - great shot! So typical!

20 Aug 2018 6:42am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Un cadrage inhabituel
JP

20 Aug 2018 8:09am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

great crop

20 Aug 2018 9:25am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

This is a nice capture. It will be great to see all of this beautiful animal.

20 Aug 2018 9:46am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bon travail

20 Aug 2018 10:57am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice original framing !

20 Aug 2018 11:24am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

How interesting!

20 Aug 2018 1:25pm

Jean-Luc.M from Nancy et ailleurs, France

I don't know why, but I feel like pulling that tail. :-))

20 Aug 2018 2:59pm

@Jean-Luc.M: I dare you :) :)

Devi from Chennai, India

Okay...The joy of anticipation, they say, is greater than the joy of possession!! The capture here of the feet and tail is vivid !!!

20 Aug 2018 3:17pm

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

I love how you captured the lazy leopard.

21 Aug 2018 3:34pm