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Panthera pardus


Kruger National Park


Seen on the H1-2 road between Skukuza and Tshokwane at the junction with the S84. We thought it was a monkey or a small cat at the roadside until it got closer. It kept disappearing into the bushes for a while then reappearing at the roadside before walking beside us and then jumping up on the signpost for a rest. Eventually jumped down and walked off towards Tshokwane.

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33 Comments (1–25)

Wow Malcolm your first one is as important as the 10000th :-)
Great begining,congrats and thanks for sharing

LuisStevens 6 years ago

Amazing series Malcolm!

Thank you blaise, this was my 1st spotting for Project Noah almost 3 years ago and acts as a reminder that I still have many more pics from our African trip to post here.

blaise 7 years ago

Wow! He/she is beautiful

Yes, thanks. He/she was a real poser. This was my first spotting for Project Noah back in the early days and stayed on or near the top for several weeks.

Smith'sZoo 8 years ago


Thank you all. I have changed the order to bring a different picture to the front.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Incredible, breathtaking snaps

Thurd13 9 years ago

amazing series...! gorgeous cat

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Very nice, congratulations.

JeanC.Fisher 9 years ago

Oh, how I adore the big cats... (Truth be told, I adore ALL cats!) lol! Absolutely magnificent shots!

SeanWeekly 9 years ago

Beautiful Pictures

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Love your story... Great spotting..!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Cute Cat(big)

SusanEllison 9 years ago

what a beauty...and beautiful shot!

MickGrant 9 years ago

Wonderful - lucky and perfect photo's

lewislittleboy 9 years ago


nwelch101 9 years ago

Will do!

Hema 9 years ago

I suggest you read the book "Queen Of Shaba" by conservationist Joy Adamson.
Lions and Cheetahs and leopards have distinct personalities.Nobody could have brought them out better than Joy and George Adamson.

nwelch101 9 years ago

The second picture is BEAUTIFUL! It's very hard to get such a complete picture of a leopard. They tend to hide up in trees.

BenBronselaer 9 years ago

Absolutely amazing sighting seeing a Leopard on a sign!!

Louisiana Belle
Louisiana Belle 9 years ago

Wow, he was almost posing for you on that sign. Great images!

lindistar 9 years ago

Beautiful creature :)

aditisatyavrath 9 years ago

really great! now i know what expectations to meet :)

lika.hoppus 9 years ago

great photos! thanks for sharing..

Kruger Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Spotted on Feb 28, 2008
Submitted on Feb 16, 2011

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