“Lying down with my teddy bear”
Leopard (Panthera pardus). Punda Maria area, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Canon EOS 1DX Mark II with Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM lens with 1.4x converter.
ISO 1600. 1/800 sec at f/5.6. Exposure set manually.
We had been seeing this leopard each day whilst staying at Punda Maria camp. One morning we found it lying on this substantial branch with a Springhare (Pedetes capensis) that this leopard must have caught and killed. There was no visible wound or blood. The leopard looked like a contented child lying on its bed with its teddy bear with a very smug look on its face.