Leopard in Botswana
It's not often that a leopard is blown down from a tree, but on this occasion in the Okavango Delta of Botswana, a large thunderstorm moved through the area causing us to take cover under some trees. As the storm cleared and we made our way back into the savanna, I noticed a large male leopard who apparently had become frustrated with all the wind and swaying associated with his tree perch. Now on the ground, and licking the moisture from his coat, he was preparing to start hi hunt early. For the next 30 minutes, we followed this leopard in nearly perfect soft light to allow this capture when the leopard climbed atop a dead tree to gain better visibility of his surroundings. Shot at Xigera camp in Botswana's Okavango Delta with a Canon 1D Mark II and a 500mm f/4L IS lens.