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Alice the Leopard

In this image Alice has killed a juvenile antelope and is consuming it on the ground, just after sunset. Usually, the first thing a leopard does with a kill is to haul it up a tree, but she has not done this, and may no longer be able to do so. She is snarling viciously at her own yearling offspring, who tried to share the kill. Her top canine teeth are missing, and the bottom canine teeth are both broken.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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lovediary18-Aug-2015 11:11
Superb detail, a fine work. V
MarcViskens25-Jul-2015 11:20
excellent shot
Stefan ( 13-Jul-2015 18:58
Stunning shot
Janet Forjan-Freedman05-Jun-2015 16:53
I echo Carol's comments. Incredible capture!
Guest 03-Jun-2015 01:38
Wow. Your angle was much better than I got :( and you got it spot on with timing and exposure. A keeper. Best. J
Hank Vander Velde31-May-2015 23:48
Terrific low light image Hall. Good info too.
joseantonio31-May-2015 15:58
Wow, what a great experience must have been this.V
Tom Munson31-May-2015 15:23
I can see that the teeth are missing, however she does look fierce. Great shot, Hal.
Carol Rollins31-May-2015 14:07
Wow, Hal, this is a terrific shot! The lighting on her head and face is superb.
I'm glad to know that even with her challenges, she is still able to hunt, kill, survive.