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Re: Leopard

Unread post by manicwalker » Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:14 am

Garyd73,
WOW!! such beautiful leopard photos :clap:
Thanks for sharing :thumbs_up:

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Re: Leopard

Unread post by Phokojwe » Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:19 am

What a beautiful leopard Garyd73 :thumbs_up:
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Re: Leopard

Unread post by Phokojwe » Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:27 am

I've been fortunate enough to visit Kruger multiple times a year.
I've always heard of leopard sightings near Transport Dam but luck was never on my side and I almost believed that maybe it was just a myth...
In March this year my luck changed 8) and I was privileged to witness this beautiful male hunting Impala and Waterbuck

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Re: Leopard

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:00 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Wow some superb sightings and images posted Garyd73


Phokojwe .....what a superb action shot!!...... :thumbs_up:

Thank you for sharing :thumbs_up:

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Re: Leopard

Unread post by RoelfA » Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:40 pm

Stunning photo's of this beautiful animal,Garyd 73 and Phokojwe. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Taken near Berg en Dal. :D :D

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Re: Leopard

Unread post by George_Brits » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:29 pm

Garyd73, Phokojwe and RoelfA,

You all rock! Stunning pictures!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :dance: :dance:

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Re: Leopard

Unread post by hilda » Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:08 am

Fantastic Leopard sightings and stunning pictures of them Phokojwe and RoelfA! Thank you for sharing! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Leopard

Unread post by Garyd73 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:51 am

Lovely picture Phokojwe it shows the utter concentration in the eyes and face that only cats have when they are on the hunt.

RoelfA your picture is great I like watching the cats front feet as they walk with them moving at a sideways angle as you have captured nicely or when they are creeping along and lifting them up slowly and holding them in the air before slowly putting them down to avoid noise.

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Re: Leopard

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:03 am

Agree ..superb sighting and image Roelf with lost of detail!! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Leopard

Unread post by RoelfA » Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:47 pm

Thanks for all the comments.I also find the way they walk very interesting. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Leopard

Unread post by RosemaryH » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:37 pm

Brilliant shots Phokojwe and Roelf :thumbs_up:
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Re: Leopard

Unread post by Elsa » Mon May 02, 2016 1:39 pm

In Feb this year on the Mahonie loop,

first this big boy

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and then not very far along possibly his cubs

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One of them was the more bolder of the two and we think this was a little male as his sister had ducked out of sight.

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A very special sighting for us this year. 8)
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Re: Leopard

Unread post by RoelfA » Mon May 02, 2016 2:15 pm

I agree,very special sightings. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Taken near Steve Hamilton. :dance: :dance:

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Re: Leopard

Unread post by hilda » Mon May 02, 2016 3:13 pm

Wow Elsa! What a Leopard sighting! First dad, then the two cuties! A very special sighting indeed! :clap: :clap:

RoelfA, what a beautiful Leopard! He doesn't look very friendly, and the look in his eyes are very scary! But he is beautiful! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Leopard

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Mon May 02, 2016 9:57 pm

Wonderful leopard sightings :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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