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    A leopard lies in the grass digesting a huge meal.

    Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM at 400 mm, 1/250 sec at f/5, ISO 800

    A leopard endures an onslaught of annoying flies while waiting for hunger to strike again.

    Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM at 200 mm, 1/400 sec at f/4, ISO 1600

    The pictures below are the graphic ones. You have been warned! Read the entire post…

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    Eye of the Leopard

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    A leopard approached our safari vehicle in South Africa's Mala Mala Game Reserve allowing close-up views and point-blank photographs of its intense and intimidating countenance.

    Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM at 560 mm, 1/100 sec at f/5.6, ISO 800

    On a trip to Southern Africa this September Alison and I were joined by our friends Greg and Meredith. Despite having been on previous safaris in Tanzania and South Africa, Greg and Meredith had never been fortunate enough to see a leopard in the wild. In an attempt to rectify that situation we designed this year’s trip to feature Mala Mala Private Game Reserve as our first camp. As part of the South Africa’s Greater Kruger region, Mala Mala shares an unfenced border with Kruger National Park and is famous for its leopard sightings.

    Of course, sightings of an animal so elusive as the leopard are never guaranteed, even when visiting a locale known as “leopard central.” As we climbed into the vehicle for our very first game drive at Mala Mala, we crossed our fingers and hoped that we’d be rewarded on our leopard quest. Read the entire post…

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