Leopards are normally shy and elusive, not this one.  This very large male allowed us to follow him for an hour while he marked his territory.  At times he came to within ten feet of the Land Cruiser we were following him in.  We lost him when a large male hyena charged him.  This was one magnificent specimen and as per the guide one of the largest leopards in Chobe National Park – Botswana.

Male Leopard - Chobe National Park
Male Leopard – Chobe National Park


The animal is partially backlit that made this image worth including in this post. Click on the image for a larger view.

Photographed with a Panasonic Lumix GH4 and the 100 – 300 mm Lumix lens.  Exposure triad: f/8, 1/500 sec at ISO 400.  Focal length 170 mm (340mm full frame equivalent).

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