Amourous Climber


Our 11th game drive in the Mara North Conservancy was spent in a spectacular and uncommon fashion.

After a visit to a Maasai village not far from camp, we headed out and encountered a pair of mating leopards!

Here, the male, having spotted the female resting up in the tree, attempts to climb.  Shortly afterwards, the female descended and there were many explosive mating sessions as we watched in awe and took in the dramatic sound of a leopard growling during mating.

Published on Monday, 31 August, 2015.


Date Wednesday, 10 June, 2015
Time 5:09pm
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length 400mm
Aperture f/5.6
Shutter Speed 1/500th of a second
ISO 400
Exposure Mode Manual
Subject Distance 13.10m




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