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Kgalagadi’s camouflaged leopard

Seeing leopards is a waiting game but the wait is worth the result!

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A lucky leopard in Kruger

A lucky leopard sighting in Kruger National Park.

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Eye to eye to with a Cape leopard

A chance encounter with a Cape leopard in the Cederberg mountains.

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A leopard brawl

A fierce fight ensues when a lone leopard pounces on a pair of mating leopards.

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Curiosity almost killed the cat

A brave young leopard stalks a buffalo bull in the Masai Mara.

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Three incredible game drives in the Sabi Sands

Two amazing leopard sightings in two days!

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© Rudolf Kals

Reunited with a special leopard

An old guest of Cheetah Plains is reunited with a leopard he fell in love with.

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Baby impala befriends leopard

Most impalas run for their lives at the sight of a leopard – but this plucky youngster seems determined to befriend one.

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Each of the lions participated in the attack of the leopard

9 lions vs. 1 leopard

This does not end well for the young adult leopard, and it is a reminder of the competition that exists among predators.

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She missed by a few centimeters, and the wildebeest got away. © Anton Renate-Kruger

The most amazing Etosha morning drive ever

Every now and then, you get one of those days that turns out to be a day you will never forget… This epic game drive in Etosha was one of those days.

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Leopard launches attack on rutting lechwes

A young female leopard launches an attack on a pair of rutting red lechwes in the Okavango Delta.

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The leopard: a work of art

The leopard: nature’s most enigmatic predator, a true work of art.

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There she (or he? - I couldn't tell) lay - dappled and dignified. If lions are the kings of the beast, leopards are the princes. This adonis was lying in the mopane woodland just south of Letaba camp. Late afternoon. © Scott Ramsay

Birds, wild dogs, leopards and Scott in the Kruger

Scott learns to appreciate the smaller creatures and more stationary objects in the Kruger, when he can’t find a leopard.

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Image by Liam Burrough

Pictures of the Month – September 2014

The top five photos for the month of September – a selection of interesting African pictures.

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The man holding the antenna for carnivore conservation

Meet Stuart Munro, a Scottish man who took his passion for insects all the way to the Namib’s outback to help conserve the large predators that live there.

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Powers and Dr's Bartels and La Grange off load brandy from the chopper © P Bartels

Magaliesberg leopard, Brandy, back in the wild

Brandy, has successfully recovered from her snare injuries. Whether the incident had terminated her pregnancy remains to be seen but experts are hopeful.

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Carnivore conservation in Namibia

Carnivore Conservation Research Project collaborating with Namibian farmers to help resolve the human/predators conflict.

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Leopard project a success in the North West

The Leopard Project in South Africa’s North West province reached a highlight on 18 August 2014 with a female leopard, called Shera, receiving root canal treatment on her teeth before being released into the wild.

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Unexplained phenomena

Ben Coley talks about the magic that is the African bushveld.

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A young leopard makes his first kill

A young male leopard makes his first kill at Cheetah Plains.

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A leopard dive bomb!

A leopard leaps from a tree in Moremi Game Reserve onto an impala grazing below.

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The leopards of the Timbavati

Photographs that celebrate the lovely leopards of the Timbavati.

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Hello, good-looking

Third week in Kruger: pretty lady on a rock

Scott mulls over conservation issues in South Africa, while at a fantastic leopard sighting in the Kruger.

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Leopards of the Okavango

A once in a lifetime opportunity to follow and photograph the daily activities of a female leopard and her two cubs in Moremi Game Reserve.

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Hyenas kill a leopard

A fierce battle between two top predators ends with casualties on both sides.

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Predator interaction on a buffalo kill

Jaci’s Lodges in Madikwe Game Reserve were treated to some very interesting and unique predator interaction after leaving a camera trap at a buffalo carcass.

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Our first view of the leopard...hows that camouflage?!

Leopard catching duiker… and other wonders

Scott proves that iSimangaliso Wetland Park lives up to its name: “place of wonders” in isiZulu. South Africa’s first world heritage site does not disappoint for those armed with a camera and a zoom lens.

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A lesson from lions on how not to approach a potential meal

A pride of lions take on a buffalo but a keen youngster is a bit too eager in her approach.

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An impala lamb and a leopard

A bittersweet video of an impala lamb and a leopard sighting in the Kruger.

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Never ask to see a leopard on safari

Next time your safari guide asks you about your interests before a drive, perhaps, trees or birds should be your response, but never a leopard!

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The life of a leopard: from juvenile to independence

We follow the life of a leopard at Cheetah Plains, from birth to independence.

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A leopard licked my vehicle!

On a recent trip to Tsavo West National Park Stratton Hatfield is fortunate to have a very unique encounter with a young male leopard.

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10 years of leopard conservation

We visit the Cederberg to celebrate ten years of leopard conservation with the Cape Leopard Trust.

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Wild dogs kill a leopard

The story of a leopard that guests at Kwando Safaris’ Lagoon Camp saw killed by a pack of dogs when he ventured too near their den in the heat of the day.

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A close call between predators

A leopard cub is involved in a tense stand off with a pride of lions for the remains of a buffalo carcass.

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Wild dogs and a leopard – a sighting of a lifetime

An exciting encounter where a pack of wild dogs chase a leopard up a tree in Botswana’s Limpopo-Lipadi Private Game and Wilderness Reserve.

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A tale of a leopard’s tail

Adorable images of a mischievous leopard cub using its mother’s tail as a play toy.

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Phenomenal big cat sightings in Klaserie

The month of March has proved to be phenomenal in terms of sightings of big cats, delighting both rangers and guests at the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve.

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The persistent leopard and her kills

In the vast savannah of the Serengeti National Park there was an eclectic buzz about the land, almost as if the inhabitants were beckoning me to come and pay them a visit. Not long after entering the park, I spotted a leopard

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Leopard and hyena share a meal

Now here is something we definitely don’t see everyday: a leopard and hyenas sharing a meal in the Masai Mara.

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Leopard chases bat-eared fox

A leopard chases a bat-eared fox down the burrow in the Kgalagadi.

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Spotting the elusive leopard in the Pilanesberg

Until a recent trip to Pilanesberg National Park, this travel writer had never seen the elusive leopard. We follow him as he comes face to face with a leopard for the first time.

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The flying leopard

A leopard flies into the air to catch a guineafowl dinner for her two cubs.

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© Don Pinnock

5 sexy facts you didn't know about leopards

On page 31 of the Africa Geographic October 2013 issue, Don Pinnock encounters some loved-up leopards. Following on from that article, here are 5 facts that we bet you didn’t know about the leopard mating ritual!

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Mother and leopard cub get unwanted visitors

By the time we neared the sighting spot, the two leopards disappeared into some incredibly thick bush along the river. I asked Kevin what my best approach was and he said that I should try get down into the river.

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Leopard stalks pangolin

A rare series of photographs of a pangolin being stalked by a leopard in Botswana.

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