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Canon 60D, Canon 100-400L, 400mm, 1/2000, f8, ISO 800

Views: 526 October 12, 2013

Featured: African Art, Wild cats, You’ve got it, Cover shots

Having grown up and spent so many years living in the African bush, my wife possesses an uncanny skill in reading the nuances of the wilderness.

While enjoying an early morning cup of tea together, she picked up the urgent sound of tree squirrel and francolin alarm calls. Hastily throwing the bits and pieces of our tea back into the basket she had me racing down the road…..just in time to catch this gorgeous leopard (Panthera Pardus) slipping off into the bush.

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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  • Michael  Moss
    Michael Mossalmost 2 years ago

  • jozi1
    jozi1almost 2 years ago

  • Dlouise
    Dlouisealmost 2 years ago

    Great capture of this stunning cat,,,,love it!!!

  • Thanks so much Dorothy, much appreciated!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • jozi1
    jozi1almost 2 years ago

  • Macky
    Mackyalmost 2 years ago

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamalmost 2 years ago

    thats a really special pic – awesome work dan !

  • Thanks very much Dean! I was very untypically unprepared when we came across this guy and so was so grateful that he stopped a couple times to check us out. Gave me enough time to change lenses and capture him before he melted into the grass and simply disappeared.

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 1 year ago

    You and your wife make a great team … a wonderful result Dan

  • Thanks very much Carol….and yes I think we make a fantastic team! I feel so blessed to be able to share these experiences with someone that is as insane as I am about the African bush and it’s wildlife.

    – Dan MacKenzie

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    Magaret Meintjesover 1 year ago


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  • Thanks very much Maggie!

    – Dan MacKenzie

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    David Clarkeover 1 year ago

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    dgscotlandover 1 year ago


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