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Leopard

Panthera pardus

Description:

We saw this female leopard hiding in thick scrub. There had to be 25 vehicles waiting for her to come out. One by one they left, and our keen guide had his eye on her and said we should wait. When everyone gave up and left after about 90 minutes, she finally came out and walked about 10 minutes in the open to get to a lone tree where she had her kill from the night before well hidden in the branches. She posed for us and then came down the tree with her food and dragged it back to the scrub we first saw her where she had hidden 2 small cubs. We did not get a good glimpse of them, but she provided us with an amazing morning with her. It pays to sit and wait.



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112 Comments (1–25)

CindyCor
CindyCor 2 years ago

Thank you Daniel Hughes. It was an amazing morning with this beautiful leopard !!!

Daniel Hughes
Daniel Hughes 2 years ago

Amazing picture

Yes you were lucky! Thank you for telling me!

CindyCor
CindyCor 3 years ago

Yes, Everyone is awesome , the leopard saw us but did not mind that we were there. We did not disturb her by staying back It was an incredible morning and I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time.

dotun55
dotun55 3 years ago

Amazing wildlife moment!

Did the leopard see you?

Soooooo cool! Amazing!!

CindyCor
CindyCor 3 years ago

It's the circle of life yunseong1 . If this leopard didn't hunt & eat we would have no leopard

yunseong1
yunseong1 3 years ago

Poor for the antelope.

CindyCor
CindyCor 3 years ago

Many thanks James McNair. It was an amazing sighting !!!

James McNair
James McNair 3 years ago

Amazing

CindyCor
CindyCor 3 years ago

Thanks katelew02...It was an absolute WOW moment that I was lucky to see in the Maasai Mara

katelew02
katelew02 3 years ago

Wow!:)

CindyCor
CindyCor 4 years ago

Thank-you for appreciating my photo series AustinC. I agree that it is beautiful to see a leopard be healthy & successful in life. I was lucky to witness this!!

AustinC
AustinC 4 years ago

Personally, I think it's beautiful to see an animal like this achieve a kill, but not in a sadistic way. The circle of life is a thing to be amazed by, and you are lucky to get these shots! Wonderful series and way to be patient!

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 4 years ago

True

CindyCor
CindyCor 4 years ago

It's part of the circle of life medusasnakes123 & HazelMarley .
Without food leopards, and all carnivores, cannot survive, and the African Plains are full of antelopes and other animals for these guys to live on. It would be sad if they had no food and all vanished.

medusasnakes123
medusasnakes123 4 years ago

I agree. :(

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 4 years ago

Last pic is so sad

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 4 years ago

Cool

CindyCor
CindyCor 4 years ago

Thank you so much bg11a8

bg11a8
bg11a8 4 years ago

great series!

So cool yet ssssoooooo disgusting

Amazing Picture!

CindyCor
CindyCor 5 years ago

Thanks for all the "LIKES" everyone !!!

Narok, Kenya

Lat: -1.53, Long: 35.17

Spotted on Aug 21, 2006
Submitted on Dec 17, 2011

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