Perfect light

08th September 2012
If you ask any wildlife photographer what what would be his dream photographic opportunity, I reckon most would choose to have a leopard lying on a branch in the morning sunlight. After 3 and a half years here, I was lucky to enjoy exactly that yesterday.

The leopard climbed the tree and looked for a place to lie which was nice and flat. The branch was largely in the shade, but there was a small patch that was in direct golden sunlight and it was here that the leopard chose to lie. 10cms either way would have ruined the effect!

After a while, he turned, cat-stretched on the branch and then came down the trunk in a few short strides. I just had time to warn my guests to set high shutter speeds for his descent and we managed to catch a few of him heading down.


Photo comment By Sanjay: Amazing Shots Edward! Having stayed in Zambia for so many years, I never had the chance to see beautiful visuals like these before. Great work! Cheers! SANJAY

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