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A lovely female leopard on a windy day – Maasai Mara 2024

A lovely female leopard on a windy day – Maasai Mara 2024

A lovely female leopard on a windy day. In Kenya’s Maasai Mara we had been searching for this female leopard for some time. This was a challenge because the extensive recent rains had caused the grass to grow very tall. We eventually found her hunkered down from the...

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Leopard on a kill in a tree – Maasai Mara 2024

Leopard on a kill in a tree – Maasai Mara 2024

Leopard on a kill in a tree. In Kenya’s Maasai Mara, the previous day we had seen a leopard with a kill in the tree. We knew the leopard was resting during the day in some dense bushes close by. We thought in the afternoon she would return to her kill because there...

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Leopard on the rocks – Maasai Mara 2024

Leopard on the rocks – Maasai Mara 2024

Leopard on the rocks. As the day drew to a close in Kenya’s Maasai Mara, we suspected the female leopard we had seen much earlier was resting in the bushes. So, with the thought she might emerge and head towards a tree where she had stashed a kill, we positioned the...

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Leopard climbs a tree at sunset – Maasai Mara

Leopard climbs a tree at sunset – Maasai Mara

Leopard climbs a tree at sunse.  We had been tracking this leopard for a while in Kenya’s Maasai Mara not far from Kicheche Bush Camp. The day was drawing to a close and we suspected that the leopard would rest in a tree overnight. Would the light fail before we could...

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Leopard and her cub – South Africa 2023

Leopard and her cub – South Africa 2023

Leopard and her cub. Early one morning we found a Leopard and her cub in a tree in Mala Mala, South Africa. They had come down from the tree and set off walking through the bush. A fabulously charming sight! What a privilege to witness such moments in the life of...

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Leopard plays with her young cub

Leopard plays with her young cub

Leopard plays with her young cub. Early one morning we found a Leopard and her cub in a tree in Mala Mala, South Africa. First the mother came down from the tree and she looked up to see what her cub was doing. In an instant, the cub leapt down from the tree and began...

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Leopard and her two adorable cubs – Maasai Mara -2023

Leopard and her two adorable cubs – Maasai Mara -2023

Leopard and her two adorable cubs. For much of time in the Maasai Mara, Kenya we had focussed our efforts on this female Leopard. We knew she had two cubs: one male, one female. We wanted to see her with both cubs and this happened just once. She first greeted the...

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A Leopard Calls for her cubs – Maasai Mara 2023

A Leopard Calls for her cubs – Maasai Mara 2023

A Leopard Calls for her cubs. We had been following this Leopard for some time in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. We knew she had two cubs and we were very keen to see her with the cubs. We were very excited when she started to call for the cubs. We waited but unfortunately the...

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A lovely Leopard does some grooming – Maasai Mara 2023

A lovely Leopard does some grooming – Maasai Mara 2023

A lovely Leopard does some grooming. The rain had finally stopped falling in Kenya’s Maasai Mara when we spotted this female Leopard sitting by some croton bushes. She was very relaxed - just looking around and grooming. We watched for sometime before she fell asleep...

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Black Leopard with her kill – Laikipia, Kenya 2023

Black Leopard with her kill – Laikipia, Kenya 2023

Black Leopard with her kill. The alarm calls of Guinea Fowl alerted us to the presence of a leopard. We were delighted to find that it was Giza, the famous Black Leopard (Black Panther) around Laikipia Wilderness Camp, Kenya. We got glimpses of her as she approached....

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Black Leopard surveys her territory – Laikipia, Kenya 2023

Black Leopard surveys her territory – Laikipia, Kenya 2023

Black Leopard surveys her territory. The day was drawing to a close near Laikipia Wilderness Camp, Kenya as we searched for Giza, the now famous Black Leopard of the area. Giza, which in Swahili means “darkness” is a most appropriate name for a black leopard. We had...

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Black Leopard relaxes in the shade – Laikipia, Kenya 2023

Black Leopard relaxes in the shade – Laikipia, Kenya 2023

Black Leopard (black panther) relaxes in the shade. It was a very warm afternoon near Laikipa Wilderness Camp, Kenya when we found Giza, a stunning black leopard (black panther) relaxing deep in the undergrowth. Giza, which in Swahili means “darkness” is a most...

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Stunning Back leopard – Laikipia, Kenya 2023

Stunning Back leopard – Laikipia, Kenya 2023

Stunning Back leopard. This female black leopard goes by the name of Giza, which in Swahili means “darkness”. A most appropriate name! We saw this black leopard or black panther whilst staying at Laikipia Wilderness Camp, Kenya. It was late in the afternoon a she was...

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Leopard in a tree with a kill – Maasai Mara 2023

Leopard in a tree with a kill – Maasai Mara 2023

Leopard in a tree with a kill. This one year old leopard cub was feasting on a baby wildebeest carcass high up in a tree. The Maasai Mara, Kenya is a superb place to watch these magnificent cats. The leopard was munching away on the carcass and much of it had been...

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Leopard comes down from a tree – Maasai Mara 2023

Leopard comes down from a tree – Maasai Mara 2023

Leopard comes down from a tree. This one year old male leopard cub was spotted high up in a tree in Kenya’s, Maasai Mara. It was clearly keen to come down from the tree but the presence of a couple of hyenas nearby had made it rather nervous. The hyenas moved some...

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