Saturday, 20 November 2010

Young Leopard


MalaMala Game Reserve, South Africa
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Check the Camera Critters meme #137

17 comments:

chubskulit said...

Beautiful capture!

Snakes, have a good Saturday!

Jacob said...

Haunting - waiting there in the dark! Yikes!

Kay L. Davies said...

A wonderful photo, JM, but the leopard doesn't seem very happy about the intrusion. :)
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

LadyFi said...

Wow - you got so near. Gorgeous creature.

cat said...

Wow what a cool critter and a great shot of it!

Stickup Artist said...

Jacob up there took the word right out of my mouth - Haunting indeed. Those eyes! I'm awestruck.

VioletSky said...

great shot, but his face says "you woke me up for what, exactly?"

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

My favourite animal again, thanks. I wish I had of gone to Mala Mala when I lived in S.A. but somehow I never got there:-( Diane

Diane AZ said...

His face and markings are gorgeous, great shot!

Eds said...

What a really nice entry! and you are really brave

Small City Scenes said...

I love all the big cats. They are so gorgeous. MB

Joan Elizabeth said...

They have such pretty fur patterns.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, what an awesome photo. Were you on a safari?

Joy said...

How do you find your subjects and how come you can get that close to them? Amazing!

Have a great start to your week!

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SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Isn't he a beauty!! I take it this was on a night drive Jose?

JM said...

@Eileen: Yes, twice a day.

@Joy: All my guides/rangers and trackers were just great. :-)

@Joan: Yes, it was a night drive.

Linda said...

Thanks so much for sharing your incredible photos of the wild!! The leopard is gorgeous in this stunning night scene of its natural surroundings of wild grass....The eyes are mesmerizing and composition superb! Cheers, Linda