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leopard in the tree

leopard in the tree
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Copyright: Sitthivet Santikarn (Steve) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 43] (338)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, 100-400L is
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-29 2:20
Viewed: 3309
Points: 8
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this is a young male leopard eating a duiker in a tree. The mother had placed the duiker in the tree and the young leopard made 3 attempts before finally making it up all the way to the duiker. He tried to eat it but dropped it to the ground after a few minutes. The mother put the duiker back up in the tree again for him to have another try. It was quite interesting to watch the mother leopard teaching her son how to eat in the tree.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-07-29 2:29]

hi steve,
very interesting and quite rare image. your observations and capturing the moments in the life of young leopard is commendable. good composition, exposure and details. Tfs.

Hi Sitthivet,

What a great experience you had. In my year of being a regu;ar visitor to Kruger I have not been able to take a clear picture of a leopard. Well seen photo and well handled technically. Could maybe be a bit darker.


Hi Steve
Brilliant photo containing very clear images of the key elements. You used your lucky sighting to produce a memorable photo.

Hi, you were very fortunate to see this, so nice. Very nice picture. Well done.


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