Leopard on a Mound


For the entire duration of our time in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, we have wanted to photograph a leopard on a mound in good light.

It is the quintessential image of an African leopard.

We have had leopard sightings every day, but the leopards were all active and on a mission, crossing a lot of terrain in dense lowveld bush, which made photographing them difficult.

Additionally, we have had overcast skies and rain.

Finally, the right elements aligned, and leopardess Tiyani, who we have seen several times, was perched high atop a mound, with lush greeen foliage behind her in the very distant foreground.

Tiyani gave us what we have wanted, and which has taken us a decade to witness, let alone photograph.

Published on Friday, 4 November, 2022.


Date Thursday, 3 November, 2022
Time 5:02pm
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Lens Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length 300mm
Aperture f/2.8
Shutter Speed 1/500th of a second
ISO 100
Exposure Mode Manual
Subject Distance 17.80m




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