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Wild Africa: Panthera pardus

By Gezina  
Thank you so much for c'c on the White Rhino upload.
The 5th and last of the Big 5 series - and oh what a treat this was. This beautiful animal was just laying in the grass when we first spotted her - see V2 (Full Frame). As with any wildlife we took our record shots with the 70-200mm just for in case she decided to slope off, but to our utter surprise and delight she stayed, moved about and eventually after about 30mins decided to casually walk off into a distance. She was calling throughout - this low rumbling noise - not full growl but a soft clearly audible sound - we thought it might be a female calling a grown up cub or advertising her presence to a male, unfortunately she has got a poor left eye but boy was this a treat that got us grinning from ear to ear - hope you enjoy - Ina PS sorry I'm not about much just so busy at work and absolutely knackered in the evenings - will try and catch up over the weekend again

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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Comments


Greyheron 18 282 7 England
4 Nov 2010 8:03PM
Beautiful images...

Mike
4 Nov 2010 8:04PM
Excellent image spot on.
jj
baclark 11 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2010 8:10PM
Wonderful natural capture.
Barbara
jeb2012 11 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2010 8:13PM
A excellent capture
lianna 11 13 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2010 8:15PM
two beauties x x x
ColouredImages 16 47 35 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2010 8:27PM
Two wonderful captures
Mike
EMJAYCEE Plus
11 10 10 England
4 Nov 2010 8:28PM
Fantastic captures - thank you for sharing your experiences with us.
Joan.
Yay you saw leopards! Very pleased for you. Beautiful shots, I love V2! Smile
vandalp 13
4 Nov 2010 9:26PM
Thats the one I have been waiting for Ina, each deserves it own place. Brillant captures.
Vanda
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2010 9:40PM
what a great experience. thank you for showing us this one

Linda
4 Nov 2010 10:20PM
Truly superb captures,it was amazing to sit and watch for so long without the usual interuptions ,gray.
jayjay52 12 2 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2010 10:21PM
Wonderful - what an incredible thing to see. V2 is amazing
SurreyHillsMan 13 27 2 England
4 Nov 2010 10:22PM
Two cracking shots Ina

Jon
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
4 Nov 2010 10:25PM
You have captured these shots of this magnificent big cat to perfection, Ina: for me V 2 is more captivating with that glance towards you over its shoulder.
Ronnie.
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
4 Nov 2010 10:38PM
Two really superb shots Ina. Think I just about prefer V2 but they are both superb.
Ron
5 Nov 2010 12:53AM
Two fantastic shots Ina - love V2, both deserve a vote !

Chris
teocali Plus
12 442 18 England
5 Nov 2010 3:19AM
A stunning pair of captures Ina - terrific tones, detail and wonderful dof, isolating this lovely animal perfectly. These shots have painting-like qualities for me. Love them both, but marginally V2 for me as the pose is superb.
Sylvia
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
5 Nov 2010 5:43AM
Two fine images, Ina, very well captured. Carol
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2010 8:41AM
both great shots Ina but I have a positive preference for V2 almost as if he is posing for you, superb sleek coat with lovely detail
Ray42 12 3 England
5 Nov 2010 8:43AM
Two really superb and beautiful shots Ina - would love to have had the experience of just seeing this beauty - a real wow shots to finish of the big 5
Alec1 13 4 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2010 10:25AM
Brilliant Ina, 2 superb captures.
Alec
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2010 11:10AM
Both shots so well captured Ina, and can imagine the 'joy' you must have had being there with her and taking (hopefully) endless photos of her in the wild. The colours are beautifully captured and in V1 just a hint of a 'wink' at you, now that's an honour for starters V2 what can I say, Perfect as alway's love this series and hope for loads more
Lillian
FredF 14 1 France
5 Nov 2010 1:02PM
fantastic.

Fred
5 Nov 2010 1:34PM
A well produced capture Ina, nice one
Chris
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
5 Nov 2010 3:33PM
Two wonderful quality images, Ina. Very well done.
TrevB Smile
harrattp 14 11 4 England
5 Nov 2010 7:59PM
Two wonderful captures and truly a magnificent experience for you both. Personally I would have put them up separately as they are both superb shots. Well done Ina.

Paul
Karen_Summers 12 8 1 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2010 10:24PM
A stunner and the second one is a wow needed a show of its on
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2010 10:29AM
awesome
jgmford 13 England
11 Nov 2010 1:38PM
Stunning close up detail capture Ina, Love all cats, great colours.
Jeff
User_Removed 10 34 4 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2010 8:45AM
OMG!!!AMAZING!!!!!Luke
HenB 12 6
20 Nov 2010 2:31PM
Fantastic images Ina, it looks as if you were there when i was but i never got to see a leopard although plenty of the other 4. Such a privelage to witness it all. Harry

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