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leopard in 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: 2008-08-13 5:16
Viewed: 3778
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
most African predator have to eat quickly after the kill or other animals will steal their food (hyenas, and vultures especially). The leopards get around this problem by draging their food high up in a tree and eat at their leisure up there. Only other leopards can steal their food.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-08-13 8:26]

hi steve,
very good capture. i wonder how this leopard hauled its prey on to (what it looks like big ) tree. tfs.
nagraj.v

Steve,

Very nice to capture a Leopard in it's natural habitat. The pic is not always as easy as one might think due to the foliage and trees and shrubs in the wway when seated in your car. You have done well under difficult circumstances with a bright BG, foliage and I assume quite a distance between you and the Leopard.

Always worth posting some Leopard pics on TN! I also posted a couple. Have a look and let me know what you think of mine.

TFS,
Sheriff

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