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Leopard (Panthera pardus) in Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Botswana by Neville Jones

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Leopard (Panthera pardus) in Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Botswana by 

Sometimes you don’t know how lucky you are. After returning from our Safari to Botswana, we were told we would have been lucky to see a Leopard because they are extremely shy. Incredibly, we saw 5 Leopards in 3 days. This one regarded us smugly as we sat below him in our truck in the midday heat.

I have just learned (June, 2012) that this is Mosweo, star of Leopards of Dead Tree Island

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Sony Alpha A100
Sony 75-300 f/4.5-5.6
300mm f/5.6 @ 1/500
ISO 400

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PS: I will be taking another small group of friends to Africa in September/October 2012. Let me know if you are interested in hearing more about the trip.


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  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful capture, love it.

  • Thanks Gabrielle. It wa a thrilling moment!

    – Neville Jones

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...over 4 years ago

    Oh this is just awesome!

  • Glad you like it Parmi!

    – Neville Jones

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 4 years ago

    wow oh wow oh wow, that’s really lucky, good for you, I am soo jealous! excellent capture too :)

  • Thanks Jenny! This was such a highlight that I am taking the risk and going again next year!

    – Neville Jones

  • Peter Denness
    Peter Dennessover 4 years ago

    Brilliant eye contact

  • Thanks Peter, I was very happy with the way it turned out.

    – Neville Jones

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 4 years ago

    Superb capture!

  • Thanks Georgie. I appreciate your comments!

    – Neville Jones

  • Heather Prince ( Hartkamp )
    Heather Prince...over 4 years ago

  • Cool! Thanks a bunch! :-)

    – Neville Jones

  • Martin Smart
    Martin Smartover 4 years ago

    Awesome shot Neville, congratulations on your features!

  • Thanks Martin!

    – Neville Jones

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnover 4 years ago

    Excellent shot. Congratulations!

  • Thanks Torfinn!

    – Neville Jones

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    NatureGreeting...over 4 years ago

    Beautiful!!! CONGRATS ON YOUR FEATURE!!!!!!!!!!!! xo Carolyn

  • Thanks Carolyn. I am thrilled!

    – Neville Jones

  • Stephie Butler
    Stephie Butlerover 4 years ago

    Oh WOW you were lucky, we never got to see one at all….And how beautifully you’ve captured him too…..Awesome shot, just love the expression on his face….

  • Thanks Stephie!

    – Neville Jones

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