Leopard (Panthera pardus) in Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Botswana

Neville Jones

Wheelers Hill, Australia

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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 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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