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Monday, May 7, 2012
Out of the Jurisdiction: Leopard in Motswari
Here is the fifth and last of the Big Five. Watching this leopard was the highlight of four days of South African game drives for me.
This three year old leopard had killed an impala and then struggled with wild dogs and hyenas over the carcass. Eventually the leopard dragged the impala into this tree so the other predators couldn't steal it.
I am scheduled to depart tomorrow, but will probably need a day or two to get organized before I post Hartford photos again. Thanks for visiting while I have been away.
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The penetrating gaze is hypnotizing. I'm glad that your camera allows you take take photos from a safe distance. Your big 5 photos are awesome.
Wow! Awesome picture Jack!
WOW, what a gorgeous picture, Jack.
Uh oh... looks like I've missed a few shots here. I had a feeling when you said you'd be away for awhile that you were going to Africe. :)
Beautiful wildlife shots. What a treat to see these animals up close and in person. Hope you have a safe journey home.
Magnificent. On our trip to Tanzania, we saw 4 of the big 5, but did not see a leopard.
What an incredible photo of a magnificent animal! Nicely done. Safe Travels!
I love the look on its face! What a beautiful animal.
What an awesome capture, Jack! And such a gorgeous animal! I love his face and eyes -- they seem to say, "don't let my smile fool you and don't mess with me! Fantastic!! Look forward to having you back online and being able to enjoy more of your wonderful posts/photos!
Very definitely Nat Geo quality!!! What an amazing trip you had!
Fantastic. I agree with Cathy -- this is National Geographic material, Jack. (Once settled back in here state-side, you really need to discuss a bump in pay with the Editor-in-Chief at HDP). I love the look in the leopard's eys..his parted lips...and the impala skin under his clutches up in the tree. Enlarge and frame this one!
Amazing and beautiful!
I am very very jealous of the trip you are doing, but in a kind way LOL... Have a good trip back, Jack!
What a beauty! Such patterning! Fabulous shot Jack!
Fantastic photos - looks like you were very fortunate in what you saw and managed to capture through your lens. I've missed a few days of reading blogs too but it's good to catch up.
Yow, it looks like you came eyeball to eyeball with this cat. Tell me you were using a long lens. Andwhat kind, pray tell?
This entire series is fantastic, Jack. I can't imagine getting to see all of these animals in person, where they actually live. Wow!
Gorgeous photo, Jack!
Wow, this would be a trip of a lifetime for me. Stunning shot, looks like you were standing at the bottom of the tree asking the leopard to smile.
Magnificent creature and a great shot Jack. You'll clearly have a bagfull of memories from this trip!
Purrrrrrrfect image Jack!
You need to frame this.
You got some fantastic shots, Jack! I'm really impressed. :)
Really beautiful! Lucky you to have seen such wonders up close..
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