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William Walker

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Sabi Sands Leopard
« on: November 30, 2013, 01:06:44 pm »

I see Tony is posting his Southern African pictures here, I hope you don't mind me chipping in with a few of my own...(we were in roughly the same area at roughly the same time).

I have been going to game reserves for fifty-seven years, and, until this last trip had seen only one leopard. In the Sabi Sands Game Reserve we saw five different leopards at eight different sightings!

This male had only just killed the impala lamb and we were able to stay on the sighting for about an hour. Very special.

I'll keep posting if you would like to see more...

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William
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Re: Sabi Sands Leopard
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2013, 01:09:39 pm »

I'll keep posting if you would like to see more...

Yes, please. This is great.

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Re: Sabi Sands Leopard
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2013, 01:20:44 pm »

Ditto.
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Re: Sabi Sands Leopard
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2013, 01:38:15 pm »

The most amazing thing about this kill was the way we found it. We were driving along in an open game-viewing Land Rover when we heard a sound I had never heard before. The driver also heard the sound and killed the motor. About sixty meters to our right - in the bush - we saw three kudu cows. The sound we heard was the kudus "barking". It is an alarm call which sounds like a dog barking very loudly.

The driver/guide immediately knew what was going on and drove into the bush towards the kudu. About thirty yards away from them we found this stunning three year-old male. He had only just just made the kill because the lamb was still intact. We spent the next 50 minutes, within five meters of him, alone. No other vehicles.
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Re: Sabi Sands Leopard
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2013, 05:39:49 pm »

Great series William!
I will post an image of a leopard on the hunt shortly.

Tony Jay
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Re: Sabi Sands Leopard
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2013, 08:45:05 pm »

Yes, please. This is great.
Another ditto. Great shots!
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Re: Sabi Sands Leopard
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2013, 02:11:15 am »

Great job. I love the soft colours…

Bravo!
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Re: Sabi Sands Leopard
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2013, 04:17:22 am »

Great photos.

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Re: Sabi Sands Leopard
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2013, 01:06:10 pm »

A storm started building and we were a long way from home...
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Re: Sabi Sands Leopard
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2013, 01:17:53 pm »

Nice!
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