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This old guy lived to the ripe old age of 20 or so. He had only one good eye. He was the dominant leopard in the Lion Sands area for many years. He is no longer with us, but he leaves a great legacy.

Also, this shot was taken from a vehicle that had no windows and NO roof. I was about 3 meters (10 feet) directly below him. There was nothing that could stop him, other than his lack of desire, to jump into the vehicle. He was quite the mellow cat!

Lion Sands Private Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa

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Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM 1/400s f/7.1 at 560.0mm iso1600 with 1.4 extender

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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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  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoalmost 4 years ago

    The shot is awsome… So powerfull!!!!!… wow…

  • Thank you :)

    – Michael Moss

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 4 years ago

    A great character in a great detailed close up, well done Michael!

  • Thank you !

    – Michael Moss

  • Meladana
    Meladanaalmost 4 years ago

    He had the face of a leader!! You captured it beautifully!!

  • Too many thank you’s for all the pictures, so here is my many thanks in one!

    – Michael Moss

  • Meladana
    Meladanaalmost 4 years ago

    Appreciated Michael! :))

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago

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    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

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    sarnia2almost 4 years ago

  • jozi1
    jozi1almost 4 years ago

    Awesome shot,Mike

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