Leopard from the Serengeti

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  1. Antarctican

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    I was going through some old shots and thought I'd post these ones of the leopard I was fortunate enough to see while on a safari in the Serengeti. He was up a nettle tree noshing on a young wildebeest.

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    This one is just for scale, to show how high up the tree the leopard had dragged his meal.
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    Yummy...

    Cool stuff here.
     
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    When we got there the leopard was already up the tree with its meal. I would have liked to see it dragging the carcass up there...the 'spikes' on that tree were big!
     
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    Pictures like this make me jealous!! A beautiful, beautiful one. Those Fever trees are nasty things!! :)
     
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    OMG you saw a wild leopard!!??!! Thats just awesome. You made some good pics of it too.
     
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    ^^^ Yeah, my safari group was pretty chuffed to see it! There are soooo few left, it's really something of a rarity to see one. And it's one of the 'big five' animals that one wants to see when in Africa.
     
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    Very cool stuff!
     
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    That tree certainly looks like a good place to eat in peace.

    Nice captures.
     
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    Beautiful. Seems very exciting to see and photograph.

    Dani
     
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    looks like they have cleaned Toronto Zoo up!



    1st one is my fave
     
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    Oh wow that's amazing! Very nice captures. :)
     
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    Africa is one of my dream destinations for a trip.....probably wont happen in the near future. Hope there still will be leopards when i go there though. Else im just gonna take your pic and say its mine :fangs:
     

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