Sharing moments in time…

Africa – Enter the Leopard(s)


I thought I’d send this out today as its a gorgeous morning in San Diego and I’ve been anxious to share this with you.  This is the first picture I took of a young male Leopard we met on our first morning game drive.  We were actually out searching an area for some wild dogs when a park pickup pulled along side and said that there had been 2 leopards sighted ahead.  Another mile or so down the road and there he was….sitting up high on a hillside overlooking the road we were on.  Most Leopard sighting are pretty fleeting and short but we had some great views!  PLEASE take the time to double click this one – he has an amazing face up close.

Good Morning!!

Be aware that I took ALOT of photos of this guy and his brother so you’ll probably get bored by them eventually.  I just marvel at our good fortune to have spent some quality of time with them – hope you enjoy!!

14 responses

  1. Dangerous and beautiful at the same time

    December 18, 2011 at 8:41 am

    • to be sure – thats what makes them so fascinating!

      December 18, 2011 at 9:41 am

  2. He’s beautiful!

    December 18, 2011 at 8:51 am

  3. That’s a great Leopard photo. You were lucky to get such an opportunity. Well taken.

    December 18, 2011 at 10:17 am

    • Thanks Dave – your trip to Africa also yielded some great shots – I hope you’ll stop back and offer any suggestions you might have on my photos.

      December 18, 2011 at 11:15 am

  4. GREAT PHOTOS FROM AFRICA ! 🙂

    December 18, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    • Thanks Anthony. We certainly enjoyed the trip!

      December 18, 2011 at 1:44 pm

  5. Finally a cat! He’s stunning. And you got even the notches in his ears. How far away were you?

    December 18, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    • Hi Cathy – maybe 25-30 yards or so? He was definitely a gorgeous cat – even with his notches!

      December 18, 2011 at 9:03 pm

  6. Wow what a beautiful kitty cat!

    December 18, 2011 at 6:41 pm

  7. superb, What an awesome treat to see a leopard. You are blessed.

    December 18, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    • Thanks Maggie – we were indeed blessed. The other group that was at the lodge caught only quick glimpses of leopards during our time there.

      December 19, 2011 at 9:02 am

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