Resting Leopardess

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On day 10 in the Mara North Conservancy, we spent the afternoon and evening with a pair of mating leopards, which is an incredible and rare sight.

In this image, the young leopardess rests in the thick grass in between intense mating sessions, while the much larger and older male leopard lingers nearby before his next approach.

Published on Sunday, 20th September, 2015.

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Date Wednesday, 10th June, 2015
Time 6:07pm
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length 400mm
Aperture f/2.8
Shutter Speed 1/200th of a second
ISO 1,600
Exposure Mode Manual
Subject Distance 16m

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