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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 9 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 10 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 11 years ago


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

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 12 years ago

Incredible, breathtaking snaps

Thurd13 12 years ago

amazing series...! gorgeous cat

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 12 years ago

Very nice, congratulations.

JeanC.Fisher 12 years ago

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

SeanWeekly 12 years ago

Beautiful Pictures

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

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

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

Cute Cat(big)

SusanEllison 12 years ago

what a beauty...and beautiful shot!

MickGrant 12 years ago

Wonderful - lucky and perfect photo's

lewislittleboy 12 years ago


nwelch101 12 years ago

Will do!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 12 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 12 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 12 years ago

Absolutely amazing sighting seeing a Leopard on a sign!!

Louisiana Belle
Louisiana Belle 12 years ago

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

lindistar 12 years ago

Beautiful creature :)

aditisatyavrath 12 years ago

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

lika.hoppus 12 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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