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Sand Rivers Selous

September 2, 2013 East Africa Bush Tails

Spotting Leopards

Let’s face it – if it was easy it wouldn’t be nearly as exciting, and a leopard sighting from the boat at Stiegler’s Gorge is hands down, pant wetting – exciting!

That splash patterning is not only breathtakingly beautiful but it serves as an incredible camouflage just about anywhere (I’m told there are leopards living in Johannesburg – how’s that for adaptable?!).

There is a dappled, morning light coming through the forest canopy that cloaks the steep sided gorge, turning every rock and stump into a possible leopard sighting. It is they who choose whether or not they are seen.

What a privilege that we were on board for this particular sighting and managed to get some snaps of this remarkable cat.