‘The animals look for man’s intentions right into his eyes.’ Hiram Powers, American Sculptor (1805 – 1873) On that particular day, we were very lucky. Driving off-road in the Ndutu plains of Southern Serengeti, we spotted a leopard sitting high up on an Acacia tree. Spotting a leopard in these parts is rare because they live and hunt in the shadows and the dense forest provides ample cover. We had very little visibility of the cat because it was hidden among the thick high branches. After waiting for close to an hour, we were convinced that it would not come down before nightfall. However, it surprised us. Suddenly, this beautiful animal shot down the tree and ran across our vehicle to disappear in the bushes. But those few seconds gave me an opportunity to capture  the moment – That day, those eyes spoke volumes. Technical Specs: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 200-400mm F4L lens, 1/500 sec at F5.6, ISO 400, bean bag. Post Processing: Cropping, Minor Level adjustment, Minor Sharpening.

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