“Death From Above” – Tshukudu Game Reserve, South Africa – Graham King – Featured Photographer
Okay, maybe I am a bit dramatic with the title, but I think it is fitting when you have a 100 pound leopard over your head. You can only imagine what this leopard sees and that is the fun of it. Gazelle? Zebra? One of Graham’s friends? No matter who is on the lunch menu, the beauty and agility of this big cat is well represented in Graham’s photograph. So please read the story below then check out the rest of Graham’s stunning portfolio at:
Take it away Graham:
The shot was taken back in 2007. I went on a two week photographic safari to The Kruger and then onto Tshukudu Game Reserve on the edge of it. In the reserve you are able to get a bit closer to the animals than you can in Kruger.
One morning we watched this very active male leopard who spent most of his time in this tree looking out for a chance of a good meal. Something caught his eye and he came very close to where we were. It was a very intense stare that will stay with me forever.
Unfortunately for the leopard, and lucky for his prey, he went hungry that morning.
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