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Focused by Edward Selfe
Wednesday, 23rd January 2013

Focused

by Edward Selfe

One morning I watched this female leopard using the low branch to scout the area for prey, a technique which I've seen her use many times. There was very little prey around, but eventually a few impala appeared behind me which caused the cat to turn and face me. Initially she paced along the branch apparently trying to decide whether to come down. In the end, she lay down to rest, but couldn't resist keeping a wary eye on the antelope in case they strayed into her hunting range. South Luangwa National Park
Equipment: Canon EOS 1D Mk III + EF 500mm f4L IS USM
Edward Selfe

Focused by Edward Selfe was photo of the day on Wednesday, 23rd January 2013. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.

17 Comments

23rd January 2013 at 1:11 am

Killer perspective. Almost as though you’re in the tree with her. Gorgeous.

23rd January 2013 at 3:03 am

Gorgeous shot love it

23rd January 2013 at 9:37 am

Just gorgeous and great story to go with it.

23rd January 2013 at 10:01 am

Beautiful Picture , just love it ! All the best Thorsten

Roberto

23rd January 2013 at 12:38 pm

Wonderful.

Bonnie

23rd January 2013 at 1:02 pm

Beautiful creature! Great pic!

mary blankenship

23rd January 2013 at 1:04 pm

She’s beautiful. Cool story.

Flame75

23rd January 2013 at 1:22 pm

WOW! she’s beautiful!! I love her pow!!!

23rd January 2013 at 2:11 pm

What a shot. Amazing!

caroline

23rd January 2013 at 3:18 pm

That is an awesome shot!

Laura Milholland

23rd January 2013 at 9:18 pm

Must’ve been a delightful experience to be so close to her. Congratulations on the gorgeous shot.

Anne Egli

23rd January 2013 at 10:29 pm

I can feel her in the room with me, looking me right in the eyes. Great picture.

Tazmin

23rd January 2013 at 10:55 pm

a stunning and rare capture!

reza

26th January 2013 at 11:15 am

nice shot

kav

27th January 2013 at 1:15 pm

outstanding….

Pat

28th January 2013 at 12:18 am

Stunning capture!

29th January 2013 at 8:49 am

very nice shots

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