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Photoseries: stunning leopard cascades in the bush

Entries for the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2017 competition are lighting up our inbox at an incredible pace. Every week we receive hundreds of photos, however, this week there was one in particular that caught our attention.

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©Peter Thompson

It was one day in November 2016 when Peter Thompson and his wife were driving from one of the safari camps they manage to another one when they saw this spectacular scene above. Peter shares more:

“We were the only ones in the car. We found a leopard sleeping under the shade of a tree at about 2pm. As soon as we pulled up the leopard got up and started stalking a warthog.”

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©Peter Thompson

“We watched as she followed the prey into the bushes nearby, out of our sight. The warthog shot out of the bush. The leopard was in hot pursuit.”

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©Peter Thompson

“The warthog was able to turn and face the leopard.”

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©Peter Thompson

“Then, the warthog tried to attack the leopard several times but the leopard easily dodged the attacks leaping over the warthog.”

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©Peter Thompson

“The stand-off lasted for two minutes when the leopard decided to end it and went in for the kill.”

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©Peter Thompson

“My wife and I sat there for a couple of minutes after trying to grasp what we had just witnessed.”

Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year

The Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year Competition is brought to you by Land Rover and Canon, in association with At Close Quarters, Airlink, Klaserie Sands River Camp, Hideaways, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Thule and Rhino Tears. The competition will run from December 2016 to May 2017 and entrants can submit images via the online entry form or via Africa Geographic's Instagram channel. This profile will be used to showcase photographic tips from experts as well as blogs from our sponsors to set you on your way to becoming our Photographer of the Year!

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