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Mother and Cub reflections


Posted by MoniqueA on Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:22 pm

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Image captured at Elephant Plains, Sabi Sands, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa.
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by SantaFeJoe on Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:51 pm
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A sweet moment with a nice reflection. Nice that the cubs’ tail is unobstructed.

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by Carol Clarke on Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:12 pm
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A lovely capture of this tender exchange as mother greets her cub - but she's not letting her guard down for a moment as she is still keeping a wary eye, and ear, directed towards the photographers. A fine image and reflection Monique!

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by Cindy Marple on Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:55 pm
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Such a sweet moment, just love the expressions on both. Wonderful story that tells. The perfect reflection is a bonus.
 

by jay on Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:47 pm
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Nice interaction and reflection. Love it.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:30 pm
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Awwww- so lovable! A wonderful moment captured with a great reflection. How often would anyone ever see this! Great timing!
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by Swissblad on Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:39 pm
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Lovely image, Monique - fine capture of a special moment.
 

by Paul Rossi on Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:43 pm
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Such a unique and beautiful capture.
 

by clement on Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:18 am
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One of the best.. its not easy to get a picture of the elusive cat with its young out in the open like this.. Kudos
 

by MoniqueA on Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:23 pm
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Many Thanks to you all for the positive feedback and comments. It is much appreciated. This was definitely one of my photographic highlights.. Moments after this was taken, a hyena burst onto the scene. The mother leopard tried to grab the cub by the scruff of its neck but the cub was too fast and bolted up the nearest tree where she stayed safely high up in the branches until the danger had passed. Mom stayed flattened close to the ground to avoid drawing attention to herself or either the cub. I will post images of both the cub hissing at first sight of the hyena and then high up in the tree.
 

by bobmcrae on Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:27 pm
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Love this interaction. Nice reflection too. Really special! Congratulations.
 

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