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African Safari – Serengeti – Morning Drive – Leopard sighting

Juvenile Gabar Goshawk (Melierax gabar)

African Safari – Serengeti – Morning Drive – Leopard sighting

For those who are following this series of blogs, the last blog entry for the morning drive ended with the question: Lunch? or Leopard?

Tough question 🙂 but unanimous answer. Lunch could wait! and unless they were in the mouth of a leopard, birds could wait! Without further delay, we were on our way, at high speed (over rough road), to see the reported leopard!

When we arrived, along with a number of safari vans, the leopard was visible at quite some distance. In leopard fashion, its fresh kill had been hauled up the trunk of the tree and lodged in a notch for later dining. The following photographs were taken with 400mm and 500mm equivalent lens combinations and then cropped and sharpened in PPing.

By Ron

Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron

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