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Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Leopards

Kruger national park presented us with some of the most incredible leopard experiences of my life. there is nothing as breathtaking as a leopard seen up close. well, maybe a jaguar comes close. or a snow leopard. but now i am just getting distracted.


A beautiful female (?) that spent a good 15-20 minutes showing off for just my father-in-law and I. i could not talk (or breathe) for at least that period of time. Just west of Satara camp.

A huge male. 3km south of Berg-en-Dal camp.

A youngster playing with his breakfast. the food ended up on the floor. it seems leopard children share some similarities with their human counterparts.

Happy digiscoping,
Dale Forbes



10 comments:

Chris said...

Wow Dale,
What an experience this should have been for you! I guess they are quite impressive beast, and they are magnificent too... Keep safe my friend!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I am totally speechless!! WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! You saw THREE of them? My goodness Dale WHAT a treat!!

Fantastic pictures of them. I guess I should have gone with you. Next time pick me up or else!! LOL!!

Gaelyn said...

WOW! They are beautiful, elegant, awesome. Sure hope I see those. Great captures.

Take me along with Joan please.

Sharon said...

Wow, I can't even imagine how exciting that was for you. Great photos!

Jochen said...

Three leopards on one trip is amazing. I saw a total of ... let me think ... three during a total of 2 years in Africa (of course I wasn't in Nationalk Parks all the time but still). H-o-l-y c-o-w!!

Dale Forbes said...

jochen, more than three actually. these were just the ones I got good photos of.

looks like you will have to take me to kruger national park some time!

Andrea said...

Really Great!

yen said...

great shot and the trip must be amazingly thrilling ...being so close real wild predator...

Matt Latham said...

Stunning quality and what an experience - very green with envy!

Mirza Sharz said...

Excellent pictures... great blog to be follow!