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Stalking Impala


Posted by Marc on Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:41 pm

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Early morning and a leopardess on the shoulder of the track is out stalking a small herd of Impala. HD link

Nsefu sector, South Luangwa Nat Park- Zambia

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by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:47 pm
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Excellent intent gaze and pose-really shows the power of the animal, ready to spring. The light compliments her lovely markings.
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by ADKShooter on Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:22 am
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Awesome looking cat with perfect shadowing for camouflage. Fortunately her eyes are in the light which increases the look of her intensity. Just an outstanding image.
 

by david fletcher on Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:31 am
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Excellent image Marc. Lovely light and composition. The way they crouch so low in hunting mode is amazing.
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:27 pm
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A must click on this one to fully appreciate the beautiful dappled early morning light on this belly slinking leopardess as she stalks potential prey. A wonderful capture of the stalking behaviour of this beauty, Marc!

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by Ed Cordes on Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:36 am
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I love the intense stare. Really shows the concentration for the hunt. The downhill pose is also an unusual but excellent presentation.
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by Graeme Guy on Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:40 pm
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Very nice lighting.especially around the eyes.


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by David J. Bogener on Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:15 pm
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Nice eye contact and an exceptional stalking pose.
 

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