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The leopard and the treehouse

© Sinhle Mathebula

Umlani Bush Camp answers some scary and exciting questions frequently asked by guests about their treehouse.

Come dine with me (leopard special)

leopard-spotted-hyena

A lion and hyena share a serving of kudu.

A leopard cub plays with its prey

leopard in dead tree

A tale of two tails as a leopard cub gets to grips with a small-spotted genet.

Leopard with nine lives

Brandy

This May marks the end of an eventful year since a female leopard was released back into the wild.

The leopard and the lamb

Up close to a leopard kill

A distant leopard sighting develops into an exciting close encounter.

Proceeds from photograph will go towards preventing poaching

Leopard by Joubert

Percentage of auctioned photograph to be donated for the protection of rhinos.

A leopard misses out on an early breakfast in Etosha

feeding frenzy

After being chased away, a leopard looks on as other species grapple for her prey.

One eyed leopard braves a bask of crocodiles

one eyed leopard takes on crocodiles

A one eyed male leopard shows no fear as he fights crocodiles for food.

Witness to a leopard kill

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Amazing photos and a video of a leopard taking down a male impala in the Sabi Sands.

Warthog avoids attack by leaping leopard

leaping leopard and warthog

What a scaredy-cat! This is the moment a leopard jumps into the air after being startled by a warthog.

Leopard cub in training

leopard cub playing

A little leopard cub learns some life skills in South Luangwa National Park.

Kgalagadi’s camouflaged leopard

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

A lucky leopard in Kruger

A lucky leopard sighting in Kruger National Park.

Eye to eye to with a Cape leopard

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

A leopard brawl

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

Curiosity almost killed the cat

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

Three incredible game drives in the Sabi Sands

Two amazing leopard sightings in two days!

Reunited with a special leopard

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

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.

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.

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.

Leopard launches attack on rutting lechwes

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

The leopard: a work of art

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

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.

Pictures of the Month – September 2014

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

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.

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.

Carnivore conservation in Namibia

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

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.

Unexplained phenomena

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

A young leopard makes his first kill

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

A leopard dive bomb!

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

The leopards of the Timbavati

Photographs that celebrate the lovely leopards of the Timbavati.

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.

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.

Hyenas kill a leopard

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

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.

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.

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.

An impala lamb and a leopard

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

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!

The life of a leopard: from juvenile to independence

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

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.

10 years of leopard conservation

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

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.

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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