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Good morning...
Thank you to you all for your votes and comments on my warthogs and to Fred 263 and Patty (pentaxpatty) for their UA,s much appreciated.

A leopard and her kill today.....
Leopard prey varies from dung beetles, rodents, birds, hares, impala and even adult elands which can reach 900kg. They generally focus their hunting activity on locally abundant medium-sized species in the 20 to 80 kg range, while opportunistically taking other prey. average intervals between kills range from seven to 12 days. They drag their kills into trees to avoid it being taken by other predators. They can haul a carcass of a young giraffe estimated to weigh up to 125kg up a tree. They kill through suffocation by grabbing their prey by the throat and biting down with their powerful jaws. They rarely fight other predators for their food.
They other versions show her in the tree with her kill and also what was left of it the following day.
Have a nice day....

Brand:EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Camera:Nikon Coolpix P510 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:7 Apr 2012 - 6:26 AM
Focal Length:51mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.4
Aperture:f/3.4
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Leopard kill
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:11 Feb 2014 - 4:28 AM
Tags:Leopard, Wildlife / nature
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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 4:41 AM

Wow!
Stunning pictures!
Brilliant stuff, Colleen.

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
11 Feb 2014 - 5:11 AM

Jaw droppingly stunning images Colleen.. Your best set to date !!!

Lynette Grin

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
11 Feb 2014 - 5:15 AM

A hard work for the leopard to get the carcass up there. Suoerb pictures

Peter

781969
781969  1 India
11 Feb 2014 - 5:19 AM

you really capture under very dangerous envoirment,superb capture.

kraj
kraj  India
11 Feb 2014 - 5:31 AM

well captured.. nice shot

Rajender

debu
debu  4 India
11 Feb 2014 - 5:58 AM

Superb set of images,V3 for me.
debu

Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6100 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 6:32 AM

Just amazing Colleen, the pictures, the words and the deeds. What a privilege it must be to see these wonderful creatures in the wild. I'm very envious. Grin

Andy

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 6:33 AM

A top class et of images, Colleen, it always amazes me how these magnificent creatures can haul a kill up a tree. Carol

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 6:44 AM

Some thing I did not see or find when I was in Tanzania last September.
A kill in the tree.
A great find and it ticks all my boxes of a wildlife image.

Dave

Caziwinkles
11 Feb 2014 - 6:57 AM

Private dinner party for one!! How on earth did the leopard drag that huge carcass up the tree?!
Superb images Colleen.

Carol

HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4265 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
11 Feb 2014 - 6:58 AM

Superb Colleen.
I can't hesitate, my award is given. Wonderful shots.

Maureen

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 6:58 AM

Stunning set of this lovely lady and her larder. She is either very well fed or in cub. Let's hope it is the latter.

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2191 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 7:08 AM


Quote: Stunning set of this lovely lady and her larder. She is either very well fed or in cub. Let's hope it is the latter.

Well spotted ...she had small cubs hidden away, but we didn't look for them...the Rangers do not like to disturb them and draw attention to them .

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1738 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom84 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 7:15 AM

Wonderful images, fine reportage.
Nigel

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 7:22 AM

A super set of images Colleen, great write upSmile


Cliff

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 7:24 AM

Fantastic capture's and she has such a lovely face. Not much left of the kill.

Fotofunguy
Fotofunguy e2 Member 2Fotofunguy vcard United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 - 7:29 AM

Incredible image, I'm green with envy...Wink

mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 7:31 AM

Excellent set colleen, amazing how quick the meal is devoured,

Dave.

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 8:03 AM

Superb set of images of life in the raw.

Albert

lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 4lesliea vcard Australia
11 Feb 2014 - 8:24 AM

Wow stunning images Colleen well captured.
Allen, Smile

Last Modified By lesliea at 11 Feb 2014 - 8:25 AM
viscostatic
11 Feb 2014 - 8:32 AM

An amazing story told by these images Colleen.

Phil.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
11 Feb 2014 - 8:39 AM

Excellent set Colleen,
Fred.

pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 8:42 AM

Wow Colleen what a fantastic series, how clever to put the food high up, love V1 , thank you so much for the beautiful award and the kind comments on yesterdays seeing double ! very kind and generous of you, More rain here!!!! have a good day Patty GrinGrin

gwynn56
gwynn56  263 forum posts England
11 Feb 2014 - 8:46 AM

nice set of images Smile

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 8:54 AM

A good set of image to tell this story Colleen
R.

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 9:27 AM

Superb images Colleen, very well captured indeed SmileSmileSmileSmile

Ali

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64430 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 9:30 AM

Great to see it get a good feed. Such wonderful animals. Terrific shots to treasure.
x

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 9:35 AM

One powerful cat, and the only one to take its food on high to prevent others from pinching it. Very impressive pictures Colleen.GrinGrinGrin Peter.

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 9:57 AM

This is a picture story of nature at it's very best Colleen
amazing images
Lillian

brandish
brandish e2 Member brandish vcard United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 - 10:00 AM

Colleen,these photographs are stunning,i do not have a favourite amongst them,they are all at the highest level of wildlife photography.I have looked through your pf many times and i rate this set at the very top.Well done you.

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 10:00 AM

This set is stunning Colleen and V1 is the best stunner.#Joan.

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 10:30 AM

Superb set Colleen, deserving this plethora of awards Grin Excellent !!!!
Ron

digital_boi
11 Feb 2014 - 10:42 AM

fine documentation of nature in action Colleen fine work all awards well deserved

Graham

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 11:12 AM

OMG, its superb

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 11:47 AM

Graphic reality. Superb set of images with not often seen images of
such a large kill up in a tree. I do find these kind of images a bit disturbing
but realise it is we are all part of the food chain.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 12:43 PM

Stunning shots and really love V3 with the eye contact: superb.
Ju

marshfam19
marshfam19 e2 Member 5marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 - 1:01 PM

A wonderful set of images as always Colleen.

Mary Grin

myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 - 1:25 PM

Fabulous images, but they upset me to see it so graphic.

Myra.

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2191 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 1:27 PM


Quote: Fabulous images, but they upset me to see it so graphic.

Myra.

Much like the meat hanging in the local butcher shop Myra...

Jenny-D
Jenny-D e2 Member 4Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 - 2:33 PM

Excellent wildlife images Colleen.

Jenny Smile

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 3:07 PM

A very skilled and strong lion--
These are wonderful images---
VERY IMPRESSIVE!

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 - 3:22 PM

Fantastic setSmile

Eileen

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
11 Feb 2014 - 3:42 PM

Superb set of images and write up, well done

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 4:47 PM

5 tremendous images all telling a story.


billy

gss
gss  Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 4:47 PM

I'm surprised that you were not attacked believing that you want to take the loot! (Judging by the focal length you were not too far!)
Sorry for the prey in the tree!
A small request would be difficult to put an approximate location (is somehow a national park or is just as in nature)?
Silviu

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2191 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 5:02 PM

A small request would be difficult to put an approximate location (is somehow a national park or is just as in nature)?
Silviu
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We were very close Silviu but totally trust our Ranger and Tracker as they know how close they can go without annoying the animals. It is a Private game reserve called Thornybush....you can either google Thornybush Collection or go directly to our game lodge website www.waterbuckgamelodge.co.za
The reserve is approximately 16,000 acres and is closed to the general public. One has to have a reservation at one of the private lodges to gain access to the reserve. We have the Big 5 on the reserve and it run with very strict wildlife guidelines.

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 5:52 PM

One of your very best.. Absolutely stunning!

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 6:02 PM

Wow! I am really impressed! Superb documentary captures in great detail and from excellent points of view, Colleen! Great work that deserve every one of these awards!
Regards,
George

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 6:06 PM

Another super set Colleen, VERY well captured indeed.Smile

John Smile

JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
11 Feb 2014 - 6:14 PM

Great set of this beautiful leopard and its dinner.
JNC

capto
capto e2 Member 21139 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 7:07 PM

A wonderful set, what an experience to have the opportunity to photograph it.Smile

ivor

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43230 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 7:19 PM

Ten User Awards each and everyone given to the perfect set of images Colleen. It was certainly waiting all day to see them Images 1-5 superb...

Well done

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41046 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 7:24 PM

Very impressive, Colleen, both the captures by yourself and the ability of the leopard to get its kill up there.

Dave

Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 - 8:00 PM

Great set of images, Colleen. V1 is my fave.

Fred

lblythe
lblythe e2 Member 1lblythe vcard United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 - 8:06 PM

Impressive and fascinating set.
L

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 8:11 PM

Wow! A stunning series Colleen. Definitely up there with your best. V1 is my favourite.
Well done on all the awards, so well deserved GrinGrinGrinGrin

Kathryn

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 8:18 PM

You've documented this so well Colleen! Brilliant stuff! Congrats on all your awards - all well deserved.

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 - 9:37 PM

Amazing shots Colleen. Cathy

ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
12 Feb 2014 - 1:14 AM

Superb wildlife photography. Brilliantly composed and presented.Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to more.

handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 4:08 AM

This is a great set of images, Colleen. Too bad no one else has noticed.

Peter

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 5:06 AM

Wow! What a luncheon. Super shots, well deserved the awards.

marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 8:47 AM

I'm really sorry that I missed these marvellous images Colleen. They surely deserve everyone of those awards and more. As I missed it I can't give my award but it certainly would have had it!

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
12 Feb 2014 - 4:25 PM

Well , a huge amount of awards votes and comments.--- Exceptionally realistic images ! Great wildlife photography ! --- My favourite is V1.- I would have given my award too ,but its too late for that.--- Congratulations , Colleen! SUPERB.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 5:24 PM

A wonderful set of images of this beautiful big cat with her kill, I guess these would go under the category of breakfast as that was the time of day when these shots were taken!Smile

ubaruch
ubaruch e2 Member 1ubaruch vcard Israel
12 Feb 2014 - 7:59 PM

Beautiful and very impressive !

1nikongirl
1nikongirl e2 Member 31nikongirl vcard Canada
13 Feb 2014 - 3:36 AM

Colleen, this set is better than National Geographic! What an amazing set of images.
Wish I had more UA. Awesome work!
BrendaSmile

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 - 5:15 AM

Amazing sequence of events captured Collen... What an impressive animal... Nature at it's best! WOW!
IB

stub197
stub197  2
13 Feb 2014 - 11:31 PM

A Truly Cracking set of Shot's

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2014 - 4:12 PM

These are amazing animals and their strength never ceases to amaze me. Superb Cheetah image and great images in shoeing what they do bestGrin
Ryan

Franko59
Franko59 e2 Member 3Franko59 vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 8:57 PM

Hi Colleen I`ve not been on ephoto for a while so I`ve got some catching up to do!! This is superb I am really envious of the place you live! Keep up the great work!Wink,,,, regards Ian

brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2014 - 10:18 PM

Wonderful wildlife photos Colleen (Missed these images earlier)Grin

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