Leopard of the Night


A magical sighting of Makepisi male leopard at night on our first night of our African safari adventure in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa.

As the light fell, Petros, our tracker, brought out the spotlight so we could continue to view and photograph Makepisi as the sun set over a beautiful African savannah landscape in Mpumalanga province.

We saw Makepisi twice during the trip, and he is a special leopard we will always remember.

I also shot video footage of Makepisi.

Published on Sunday, 2nd December, 2012.


Date Thursday, 4th October, 2012
Time 5:56pm
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 1/100th of a second
ISO 400
Exposure Mode Manual
Subject Distance 7.37m




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