This is Mashaba a female leopard (Panthera pardus)who is hungry and on the hunt in the early morning just after the rain around,Londolozi,South Africa

Canon 7d and canon 5oomm lens at 500mm f 6.3 1/640s iso 2500

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big cat, leopard, female, mashaba, predator, hunting, wild, londolozi, africa

I am an amateur photographer and mostly photograph wildlife and have a special love for WILD big cats and birds.I am self taught and have never attended a course in photography.I exclusively photograph animals in the WILD which is always challenging! I use only canon equipment and now have 7d , t3i,and power shot 40 sx hs camera`s and use canon 28-135 mm,70-200mm f 2.8 ,100-400mm f 5.6,and 500mm f/4 lenses.

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  • jodi payne
    jodi payneover 1 year ago


  • Thanks very much,jodi:)

    – jozi1

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 1 year ago

    Awesome image, Tony! Love your wildlife photos!

  • Thanks so much AuntDot,i can never get tired of the wild big cats :)

    – jozi1

  • labaker
    labakerover 1 year ago

    Amazing :)

  • Thanks so much,Larry :)

    – jozi1

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Thanks,Ray :)

    – jozi1

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 1 year ago

    Great capture of this beautiful Leopard Tony.

  • dilouise
    dilouiseover 1 year ago

    Stunning shot. Leopards have amazing markings which you’ve captured perfectly.

  • Many thanks,dilouise,leopards are my favorite of all the wild big cats :)

    – jozi1

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 1 year ago

    17 November 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • My pleasure,Kon :)

    – jozi1

  • vadim19
    vadim19over 1 year ago

    awesome work!

  • Many thanks vadim :)

    – jozi1

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 1 year ago

    Very intent look on her face!! Beautiful capture!

  • Thanks,Ciana she is such a beautiful animal :)

    – jozi1

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 1 year ago

    This marvelous work has just been selected and featured in the Top Shelf Wildlife group!
    Please view and participate in comments on our featured page here
    This image now qualifies for our monthly avatar and voucher challenge here

  • Thanks very much,Kon for the feature :)

    – jozi1

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