Leopard Kill

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  1. Dhaines94

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    I posted this in another forum but thought I should post it here too. It's a large male leopard killing a large Kuda in the Sabbi Sands game reserve in South Africa. I was about 15-20 feet away when this happened. Here are 3 in a series of 30+ pics.

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    #3 looks really cool!!
     
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    looks like something in national geograhic. i agree three is best. wow 15-20 is not very far away! that must have been pretty crazy seeing that so close and in person.
     
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    What amazing luck to be able to see this first hand. Not to be a nitpicker but it is a kudu not kuda.

    I was dying to just see a leopard when I was in Africa, let alone see one in action.
     
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    WOW! I love them all. What a wonderful adventure. Leopards are rather elusive aren't they? How lucky could one be to not only see this, but to photograph it as well. I envy you.
     
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    Btw, was the it really early or late in the day? I know leopards are usually nocturnal hunters and that may be why you weren't able to use a faster shutter speed.
     
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    Yeah - Kudu, it was a typo
     
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    yes, early in the morning with very low light. I had the camera (D70) set on auto and just held down the shutter. I got about 30 or so pics that were worth keeping out of it. I saw about 4-5 leopards on this trip. If you want to see everything (Big 5+) on a consistent basis Sabbi Sands (Spelling?) in Kruger National Park is the place to go. I stayed at Ulusaba ::: Ulusaba Home and have been there 3 times. Amazing!!
     
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    I was in Kenya/Tanzania. My brother and the guide saw the arse end of leopard as it ran in front of our landrover, but I missed it altogether.

    Would love to get to Kruger and/or Okavango Delta some day...

    Do you have any other pics from the trip to show or posted elsewhere?
     
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    I've got thousands, anything special you want to see?
     
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    That's awesome, would love to be able to go on a safari some day. I guess until then I'll hang out at the zoo :D
     
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    Wow thousands eh. I know that feeling. I have similar amounts from a trip to South America of which I have posted none so far.

    I wouldn't know where to start with actual requests. I love leopards and wild dogs the best, any of those? Hyenas, cheetahs, crocs... I dunno.

    Why did you only post these three of the leopard attack and none others? Just showing off that you got to see an amazing happening? :)
     

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