This leopard and his sister were left by their mother in a tree while she went to hunt. After a long bout of wrestling and napping in the tree when the sun started setting they began to come down for a drink. It was amazing the small branches they could balance on as they slipped and slid on their way down. Okavango Delta, Botswana
Lakadima is famous not only to eco-tourists from around the world but in her own territory. Hyenas follow her every footstep, forcing her to hunt for food for her cubs in the middle of the day. On this day when we tracked her she had killed an Impala only to have it taken away by a Hyena. As the sun set she is looking mournfully at the Hyena eating and waiting for a chance to use the receding light to sneak in and retake her prey.
Even spending many weeks in the bush following bit cats it is rare to actually witness a kill. This female leopard took advantage of the distraction of the rut to sneak up on this full grown male Impala. Amazingly she brought it down almost instantly, but we then watched as she held it in an almost romantic looking deadly embrace to complete her kill. Photo taken near Chitabe Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa