We came across this beautiful male leopard (Panthera pardus) just before sundown, just as he was positioning himself for the hunt. The area was fairly thick with bush and soon after taking this photo, he went into the typical feline crouch and began moving low through the long grass towards an oblivious herd of impala. Despite his highly effective camouflage, a warning snort from the alert impala signalled that the gig was up and he was going to have to wait for cover of darkness before making another effort.

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Although Canadian by birth, I grew up in Africa and from an early age travel became a regular part of my life. As a result I developed an early passion for my two great loves, Africa and aviation. Being fortunate to return to Africa every year with our own safari company “Explorations Africa”, all of my photos of wildlife are taken in their natural and unstaged settings. Please visit us at www.explorationsafrica.com

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