6 month old female leopard cub. She was watching her mother trying to save a kill from being stolen from hyena. Her mother rarely treed kills, so she lost a lot of them. Fortunately the cubs grew up strong and are doing well raising their own cubs. Lion Sands, Sabi Sands, South Africa

panther pardus

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II ,Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM 1/1000s f/11.0 at 275.0mm iso800

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I am an amateur photographer with a love of travel. I mostly enjoy landscape and wildlife photography. I live in California which provides a great deal of opportunities for great photography.

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  • Steve Bullock
    Steve Bullockabout 5 years ago

    Wow.. you really can spot a leopard!

  • ChrisCoombes
    ChrisCoombesabout 5 years ago

    Get photo Michael! Leopards where one of the few things that i didn’t get to see in Africa :(

  • Stephie Butler
    Stephie Butlerabout 5 years ago

    Wow this is a stunner………

  • Paulo van Breugel
    Paulo van Breugelabout 5 years ago

    If I was pressed to name one favorite animal the leopard would be a sure candidate… You really managed to capture this one well, great light and sharpness. The peculiar effect of the shadow in the eyes initially seems to suggest it is half asleep / relax, but I think you actually have its full attention. Great capture!

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredabout 5 years ago


  • Many thanks for the feature.

    – Michael Moss

  • zumi
    zumiabout 5 years ago

    beauty! congrats on feature!

  • Alex Mokrzycki
    Alex Mokrzyckiabout 5 years ago

    great capture and detail

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 5 years ago

    Fabulous portrait Michael, congrats!

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 5 years ago

    Stunning again Michael, Well done!

  • Martin Smart
    Martin Smartabout 5 years ago

    Great shot Michael!

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