Photo of the Day Contest
Surveillance by Mark Dumbleton
Wednesday, 9th March 2016


by Mark Dumbleton

Standing in the fork of a large Marula Tree at dawn, a young female leopardess scans the nearby bush for potential threats to her kill up in the tree. Photographed in Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa.
Equipment: Nikon D3, Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR II
Mark Dumbleton
I am a landscape and wildlife photographer from Johannesburg in South Africa and I’m driven by a passion to experience and explore the wilderness areas of Africa. I have travelled extensively throughout my home country of South Africa and cross international borders into Namibia, Botswana and Kenya. Born with an appreciation for the natural world, I thrive on photographic exploration in search of unique perspectives and nuances of moments witnessed.

Surveillance by Mark Dumbleton was photo of the day on Wednesday, 9th March 2016. You can leave a comment below.


Laura Milholland

9th March 2016 at 6:56 am

Beautiful colors and light – and it’s always a treat to see one of these marvelous creatures so nicely shot.


9th March 2016 at 7:00 am

Living in drought stricken KZN where animals, domestic & wild, are dying of thirst & starvation, it is so good to see this leopardess looking fit and healthy. Thank you for sharing

9th March 2016 at 7:37 am

A proud animal captured in super light!


9th March 2016 at 9:48 am

A beautiful young Leopard gets Protection and Shelter from an African Marula Tree in Sabi Sands State Parc. Beautiful Photo.


9th March 2016 at 12:17 pm

Great shot and leopard almost looks camouflaged with the tree!

Muller Dirker

14th March 2016 at 10:13 am

A beaut Mark!!!

18th March 2016 at 1:32 pm

Just a classic shot, beautifully done!

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