Tiyani is a young female leopard who inhabits the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, and who currently has one cub.

On our first game drive in the Sabi Sand, we spent nearly three hours following Tiyani, who was very active and clearly on a mission.

Here, I was able to capture a close portrait of Tiyani as she temporarily stopped by a tree in order to plot her next move.

She made us work hard, but she gave us moments, and having her walk right up to, and past, our 4WD, looking at me at one point, was special.

Published on Monday, 31 October, 2022.


Date Sunday, 30 October, 2022
Time 5:44pm
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Lens Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Extender Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Focal Length 420mm
Aperture f/5.6
Shutter Speed 1/500th of a second
ISO 1,600
Exposure Mode Manual
Subject Distance 6.02m




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