Makepisi by Night

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This is Makepisi, a male leopard who inhabits the Timbavati region of Greater Kruger National Park.  He was the first leopard we saw on a magical four-day safari in Motswari Private Game Reserve.

Makepisi was sitting on a termite mound, and as the light fell, we continued to observe and photograph him, while he sat only several metres away from us.

I also shot video footage of Makepisi.

Published on Saturday, 20th October, 2012.

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Date Thursday, 4th October, 2012
Time 5:59pm
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Extender Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Focal Length 420mm
Aperture f/4
Shutter Speed 1/125th of a second
ISO 400
Exposure Mode Manual
Subject Distance 7.37m

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