THE DAILY POST – LEOPARDS’S LAMENT BY ROOT

This is the eighths video with music from the album ‘Under the Marula Tree’ by ROOT, a local band. It features some of my pictures and videos.

The music is composed to symbolize African nature icons (eg sunrises, Lions, Leopards, Elephants, …). This very special album is available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer for streaming and download! https://root.hearnow.com/

All ROOT videos are available on their YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMXQv3FdJsIERJHHKt0rX2w

Enjoy LEOPARD’S LAMENT 😊

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PS: The birds in yesterday’s post were Guineafowls

THE MORNING POST – IT’S TIME AGAIN …

I thought it is time again to share one of my favorite Leopard pictured from my archive. I took this picture 16 years ago. The world has changed a lot since then but these cats have not:

Powerful, Beautiful and Elusive!

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THE MORNING POST – THE ULTIMATE CAMOUFLAGE

The markings of a Leopard are one of the most incredible designs of nature. The rosette design of the coats of these elusive cats allow them to ‘disappear’ within meters/yards of the observer.

I have seen Leopards walk of a road into a thicket and just vanish. Only once they move (even as little as an ear or the tip of the tail) I was often able to locate them again. And believe me, they are masters in ‘holding still’ and being patient. Many times they were just gone, as a magician from a stage!

Enjoy your weekend 😊

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THE EVENING POST – Thanda Cats Book

Now available for delivery world-wide!

Recently I had quite a few questions regarding my Thanda Cats coffee table book. Besides being available for purchase at Thanda Safari’s curio shops I can also send it to you wherever you are in the world.

Click here to have a look at some sample spreads from the large, 108 page, high quality, soft cover, 30x30cm, 12×12″ book. Also for price/shipping information and/or to order the book:

https://sperka.info/thandacats/

It is all about Thanda Safari’s Lions, Leopards and Cheetahs.

PS: I took the title page picture, the ‘Bird Watching Lioness’, in April 2013.

STAY-AT-HOME SATURDAY

I love wild cat photography – and this is one of my favorite Leopard shots I took on Thanda Safari – Enjoy your weekend, stay home and stay safe’

PS: Check out my lock-down site for kiddies – with a new animal pictures every day – http://www.wildlife4kids.com

PPS: Please consider donating to the WHO Covid19 response fund https://covid19responsefund.org

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MAMMAL FRIDAY – MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

I took these two Leopard portraits last night during a very exciting sighting with Leopard – Hyena interaction at the Sabi Sands Game Reserve.

The cub is no longer a baby but it’s head and face structure (top picture) is still distinct from the mum’s (bottom picture).

Enjoy your weekend!

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PICTURE OF THE WEEK – LEOPARD

This is my first Leopard picture, which I shot in December 2002. Ned (the name given to this magnificent male) was part of the Munyawana Leopard Project. Wild animals are usually not given any names on game reserves, except if they are part of a research project.

Enjoy your weekend!

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MAMMAL FRIDAY – LEOPARDS

Leopards (Panthera pardus) are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List because they are threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation, and numbers are declining globally.

Often hunted illegally their body parts are smuggled in the wildlife trade for medicinal practices and decoration.

This is one of my favorite Leopard portraits which I took many years ago.

Enjoy your weekend!

PS: If you like to see more of my Leopard images go to https://www.sperka.biz/sg2

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LEOPARD WEEK

I have started featuring a species per week on my social media channels. Here is a summary of the first week’s posts (and a few extras). I hope you enjoy some of my favorite Leopard pictures 🙂

Thirst …

Breakfast …

Surprise …

Habitat …

In the spotlight …

Down the tree …

On the road to …

My favorite cat …

Age …

Baby …

Pure power …

The pictures were taken at various locations in South Africa.

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