Leopard of the Day


On our second day in the Mara North Conservancy, we encountered a young male leopard at a spectacular location called, aptly enough, Leopard Gorge.

I captured this image during the early part of our sighting, soon after which, he disappeared into the foliage and was never easy to photograph again.

The conditions were difficult, the light was lacking, the focal length was long and the foliage was dense, and by all accounts, I captured the only decent leopard image of the day, hence the title.

I hope my viewers enjoy this rare glimpse of an elusive leopard in his natural habitat.

Published on Monday, 8 June, 2015.


Date Saturday, 6 June, 2015
Time 8:18am
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Extender Canon Extender EF 2x II
Focal Length 800mm
Aperture f/5.6
Shutter Speed 1/60th of a second
ISO 1,600
Exposure Mode Manual
Subject Distance 28.70m




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