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Leopard crawl

By ColleenA
Good morning from a sunny Cape Town...a winter temp of 21 deg today...
Once again thanks for all your votes and comments and to Netta for her UA.
This is an image of a leopard quietly creeping up on unsuspecting Impala grazing some 100 metres away. Unfortunately she was unsuccessful. The bush as you can see was incredibly dense and she could not get a clear run at them. It took our Tracker 2 hours to find her. Not easy in the thick African bush
V2 is just another image of the leopard I thought I would share.

Have a great Monday... we have a Public holiday in South Africa so another lazy day ahead for me.GrinGrin

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: zapar40, bobsblues, CarolG and 72 more

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bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 6:07AM
Excellent wildlife shot of this magnificent beast Colleen .
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CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
17 Jun 2013 6:09AM
Two more excellent images, Colleen, doesn't she have beautiful eyes Smile Carol
17 Jun 2013 6:18AM
I noticed the eyes too, they are really lovely (mind you as long as they are not looking straight at you).
Wonderful shot. Your images are really worthy of a coffee table book of the beautiful animals you have on the reserve.

Harriet
S_Psharma 4 1 India
17 Jun 2013 6:25AM
Superb wild life images v1 is better in my opinion.
Caziwinkles 3 3 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 7:09AM
Two more stunners here Colleen I agree with Harriet - these would be fab in a photo book . They are truly brilliant! Smile

Carol
17 Jun 2013 7:11AM
Excellent images Colleen! V1 is my favorite.... Love the eyes too! You should frame V1 !
Brenda Smile
17 Jun 2013 7:13AM
Great light and detail Colleen . Two excellent images
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
17 Jun 2013 7:18AM
And seemingly neither hunter nor prey put off by your presence. Lovely capture, Colleen.

Dave
ali63 Plus
4 741 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 7:23AM
Stunning work Colleen, a great shot,would not like to have to pay for the food for this pussycat Wink

Ali
Shane136 13 63 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 7:24AM
Cracking shot

Shane
17 Jun 2013 7:43AM
What a beautiful cat you have captured...
I doubt I could keep the camera focused with this beauty in front of me...
Do they stalk by themselves?
ColleenA Plus
4 318 4 Australia
17 Jun 2013 8:10AM
Yes Barbara, Leopard tend to hunt alone unless they have grown up youngsters. We have seen grown brothers hunt together but mostly you see them alone. Leopard will always drag their kill up a tree to protect it from other predators. Lion are known to hunt together.
17 Jun 2013 8:12AM
Two first class images Colleen,, quite outstanding

Hugh
17 Jun 2013 8:28AM
Lucky Impala.......lives to breathe another day..........GrinGrinGrinGrin
17 Jun 2013 8:29AM
Super images Colleen, V1 a slight favourite,
Fred.
Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 8:39AM
Two superb captures of this magnificent creature in its natural habitat. My UA is for V1 which is my personal favourite.
Nigel
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
17 Jun 2013 8:44AM
Two nice captures. I like them a lot!!
Tish1 Plus
3 16 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 8:44AM
I think you have captured the essence here.................. the slink, the eyes, the confidence. Good sharp images, V1 for me today Colleen.

Tish
User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 8:48AM
Both beautifully captured. Smile

Lucien.
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
17 Jun 2013 9:00AM
Both are excellent captures and you can sense the mood of the animal in V1.
Joan.
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
17 Jun 2013 9:09AM
Good morning Colleen from a sunny and very cold Swellendam Smile These are wow !! images - those eyes are stunning, especially in V2. Great stuff this Smile
17 Jun 2013 9:09AM
Excellent images. V1 is tremendous Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 56 13 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 9:25AM
2 superb images Colleen, V1 takes itSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff
17 Jun 2013 9:40AM
V1 is an excellent wildlife image with good lighting. Welldone
I know how difficult it is to find this elusive animal in the wild
Regards Brian
Wonderful!
The concentration in the leopard's eyes is well captured.
JNC
17 Jun 2013 10:06AM
two great captures with V1 being my favourite

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
17 Jun 2013 11:31AM
Two super captures, Colleen, but my fave has to be V1 also, with the whole of the leopard in the shot Wink
Trev Smile
Irishkate Plus
5 38 98 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 11:44AM
Two more superb wildlife images colleen.
I like the stalking movement and stare in V1.
KateGrinGrinGrin
jdinne 13 16 England
17 Jun 2013 12:20PM
V1 stunning Colleen, brilliant photography.

Sent you PM re John and good news.

John
Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 12:22PM
Stunning Colleen - two outstanding captures (again). Superb.
gwynn56 4 87 England
17 Jun 2013 12:29PM
nice capture Smile
17 Jun 2013 12:43PM
Hiya Colleen. 2 stunning images of this beautiful cat. V1 is my favourite, just, but the eyes on V2 are just beautiful.
Love them both GrinGrinGrin

Kathryn
xwang 7 55 8
17 Jun 2013 1:58PM
Nice shot, beautiful eyes... I would run away.. bad idea! I would be her successful ....Grin
17 Jun 2013 2:05PM
Superb shots Colleen of this beautiful cat..Lin
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 2:11PM
Not the easiest of creatures to locate, so to get this stunning image you must be very happy! Excellent work again!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan
tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 2:13PM
Incredible detaill inthis one
Love the look of intent in the eyesSmile

Adrian
tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 2:21PM
Excuse the typos above, but my works laptop will not let me edit them out
johnlw 9 1 10 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 2:53PM
Hi Colleen 2more cracking shots I like the way he's framed by the brush wood in V1
Never know what will come next great work that must be funSmileSmileSmile
Regards John.
17 Jun 2013 2:55PM
La mirada del animal es maravillosa.
taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
17 Jun 2013 3:02PM
Excellent focus, v1 wins for me!
17 Jun 2013 3:47PM
Lovely shots Colleen. Cathy
17 Jun 2013 3:59PM
What a beautifull but frightening cat! Very fine images again,Colleen!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin Have a nice holiday !SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 4:43PM
SUPERB!!!! V1 for me Colleen.
Brian
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 5:32PM
Superb shots & its V1 for me too.
Ju
17 Jun 2013 6:21PM
Beautifully captured, but still scary.....luckily, the closest thing to leopards in Manchester is the leopard print on clothes that are fashionable at the moment......! V1 for me as in V2 the tail is cropped off....sorry!
Kind regards
Angela
Quoise Plus
3 725 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 6:41PM
V1 is fab Colleen, great work Smile
ColleenA Plus
4 318 4 Australia
17 Jun 2013 7:05PM
Thanks for your comment Angela regarding V2....I should just mention that the leopard was so close to us at that point that my 70-300 lens could not fit her into the frame.... I could have squashed her in but then in photography one has to leave space in front of the animal. I uploaded it because it showed her eyes and face so well.
nobby1 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 7:15PM
Beautiful cat. Well captured.

Nobby
17 Jun 2013 7:23PM
Stunning captures Colleen, love V1, but both amazing.

Jenny Smile
jaktis 12 84 Sweden
17 Jun 2013 8:01PM
WHat a determined pose in v1

Peter
Had to come back and have another look. Bravo!
JNC
Mike_Smith Plus
9 302 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 8:51PM
Wow what a cracking shot
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
17 Jun 2013 9:36PM
Wow both are exceptional GrinGrin

Rod
17 Jun 2013 9:38PM
Colleen

Another brilliant image. The sharpness of the eyes is perfect.

Steve
17 Jun 2013 10:10PM
Two really beautiful images with a lot of details of this magnificent animal in his natural environment !
George
capto Plus
4 3.9k 8 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 10:39PM
Two crackers, v1 is special.Smile

ivor
17 Jun 2013 11:23PM
Great captures wonderful to see them in there natural environment.
AnnJ Plus
4 5 Scotland
18 Jun 2013 6:03PM
Excellent Colleen, you are really excelling here. These images make me very homesick .....I do so miss the bush. Ann.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
29 Jun 2013 11:59PM
Those big blue/green eyes are amazing, love the intense focused expression in v1
Quote:Excuse the typos above, but my works laptop will not let me edit them out
It looks as though the Tomcat has been on the pop again!Tongue

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