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After following this 20 month old leopard for much of the morning she settled in a tree for a nap during the 100+F midday sun. After our lunch and siesta at around 3:45pm we were going to look for other critters when we got the call she was looking with some interest at some kudus. So, change of plans...we headed back to the tree we had left her at (the one with the snake) and after a minute or so she alighted from the tree (unfortunately on the wrong side to get those shots) and stealthily moved into the thick brush. Some impala had wandered into the area and apparently she was more interested in these antelope which are much smaller but still formidable for a young leopard. We waited and then out of the corner of my eye I saw here lunge for a impala...GOT 'EM! Our driver gunned the engine and we got our front row seat for the main event.
You gotta love a leopard that takes a full grown male impala and does it in the golden hour!
Please take a look at the videos...a few are under 20 seconds but one goes on for 10 minutes and is unedited. If you are upset by images of animal predation please do not view but for the record, there is no gore. Death occurs by asphyxiation and by compressing the carotid arteries...it is relatively quick and silent.
Eric

1 Eye spy with my little eye






2 On the move






Video 1 click on thumbnail


Video 2 click on thumbnail


3 First shot...we are still moving






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5 wide mouth on the carotid artery






6 The death stare






7 Moving down to the throat






8 Applying some torque






9 Grip released the end has come






10 Licking its lips...you can see there is no blood only a crease in the neck






11 Very satisfied






12 Checking for thieves






13 Licking the wound...remember the tongue is almost like sandpaper






14 I am sure it is telling me that sharing is out of the question






Video 3 click on thumbnail












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Nov 12, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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Tres bien!!! Awesome set Eric. Lots of good behavioral information.


Nov 12, 2012 at 10:23 PM
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Awesome!

Howard



Nov 12, 2012 at 10:37 PM
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Those are for the Leopard! and those are for you Eric. Friggen fantastic - man, you got some sharp eyes there. I'll wait right here to see images of her taking it up a tree. Now I'm gonna go back and relish the details and techs and videos.

Jim



Nov 12, 2012 at 10:49 PM
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Okay, I got a little excited there and posted twice - Leopards do that to me - just never on the internet before. Since I don't know how to delete it...a few additional comments: you nailed the exposure on these, especially the first one. A blown sky and yet the eyes are so clear and sharp, obviously you and the 1DX metered this to perfection. Was this your wife doing running the video? congrats to whomever. This young cat is sure full of confidence.

Jim

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Nov 12, 2012 at 11:02 PM
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Wow, good stuff. A pleasure to view. I felt like I was there


Nov 12, 2012 at 11:11 PM
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Amazing stuff Eric videos and all. That first is wonderful.

Rob



Nov 12, 2012 at 11:15 PM
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What a story, and great photos to go along with it. What an amazing thing to watch!
Mark



Nov 12, 2012 at 11:18 PM
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A great action set Eric, and the videos are super ~ Ron


Nov 13, 2012 at 01:41 AM
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You gotta love a leopard that takes a full grown male impala Ah heck, I could do that!

A stunning set my friend, this truly is an amazing set. I got nothing but kudus for you! Er I meant kudos Really Eric this is a rocking set!

Tim



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Really enjoyed these Eric..

Mark



Nov 13, 2012 at 03:04 AM
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p.1 #12 · View to a kill


Wonderful Eric!

Morris



Nov 13, 2012 at 03:10 AM
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p.1 #13 · View to a kill


Supperduppertastic.

Wacky roger



Nov 13, 2012 at 03:13 AM
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p.1 #14 · View to a kill


That is one helluva series. Great work.


Nov 13, 2012 at 03:13 AM
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p.1 #15 · View to a kill


One word. Wow!


Nov 13, 2012 at 03:20 AM
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Great documentary series Eric. Well done.

Jim



Nov 13, 2012 at 03:27 AM
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p.1 #17 · View to a kill


I'm going to start calling you Ken Burns for your documentary skillz.
My pulse was up just watching your video, can't imagine the rush of witnessing this firsthand.
Excellent work Eric, thanks for letting me experience it.

Kirk



Nov 13, 2012 at 03:46 AM
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p.1 #18 · View to a kill


Fantastic shots and video Eric !!!!

Birdie



Nov 13, 2012 at 05:44 AM
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Fantastic action series...perfect paw hold around neck and stare in #6...and what a clean choke in #9....#11 though comes out trump in this set, it is the perfect frame for the after-kill...


Nov 13, 2012 at 05:52 AM
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excellent action set Eric


Nov 13, 2012 at 09:53 AM
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