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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Leopard in a tree

They blend in so well that they are not easy to spot.
The best sighting of a leopard I have ever seen is this one taken in Pilanesberg.
We first saw it walking along the bank of a small stream and then disappeared.

 Hoping to find it again, we rode slowly passed and came back again.
There it was!! In a tree in great view for photographs. What luck!!
We were lucky enough to spend about 30 minutes watching it.
This male made himself comfortable on a branch and started to doze off.
 For more information on leopard: http://saphotographs.blogspot.com/2009/05/leopard_26.html

4 comments:

Jonker Fourie said...

The best leopard photos one can take

Rhodesia said...

Wow, what great photos of my favourite animal. I have never seen leopard at Pilanesburg sadly. Keep well Diane

Gaelyn said...

This was the Most Awesome sighting!

Tammie Lee said...

such a cool sighting and awesome photos Joan!