Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Leaping Leopards

A few weeks ago we were on our way to the communal den in Pond territory when we got side tracked by one of the best leopard sighting I've ever seen! A mom and her nearly full-grown daughter were traveling down a lugga.
Daughter (top) and Mother (bottom).
 While this pair had been seen by the other R.A.'s this was my first time seeing them, and they didn't disappoint. While we were following them, not only did we get both in very striking poses:

Mother looking at my soul.
The daughter scent marking
 We also got to see the daughter practice her hunting skills on mom!

 Top cap it all Lily even got an amazing shot of one of the them trying to catch a Reedbuck that they had unknowingly spooked out of the bushes.

Swing and a miss

It was a real treat to see such animals and behavior in the day time. Working in the Mara is the job that keeps on giving.

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