Male Leopard Yawn



A young adult male watching his father in a tree eating a wildebeest. He gave a great big yawn ! Londolozi Reserve, Sabi Sands South Africa ...
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A young adult male watching his father in a tree eating a wildebeest. He gave a great big yawn ! Londolozi Reserve, Sabi Sands South Africa
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36 Comments | Report
davidsloan
 
davidsloan September 19, 2015
A fantastic capture, amazing detail.
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mytmoss September 19, 2015
Thank you :)
Roussou
 
Roussou September 20, 2015
Excellent capture and timing
mytmoss Platinum
mytmoss September 20, 2015
Thank you :)
RDVPhotography
 
RDVPhotography September 21, 2015
Wow! Nice work Michael
mytmoss Platinum
mytmoss September 21, 2015
Thank you :)
William_Doyle
 
William_Doyle October 19, 2015
Really great shot.
mytmoss Platinum
mytmoss October 19, 2015
Thank you :)
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots October 22, 2015
Amazing capture! Congrats.
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mytmoss October 22, 2015
Thank you :)
carolyns
 
carolyns October 23, 2015
Perfect timing! Great detail in the mouth !
mytmoss Platinum
mytmoss October 23, 2015
Thank you :)
caeriebroughton
 
caeriebroughton October 29, 2015
Stunning Photo!
mytmoss Platinum
mytmoss October 29, 2015
Thank you :)
gerpower
 
gerpower October 30, 2015
wow, stunning shot
mytmoss Platinum
mytmoss October 30, 2015
Thank you :)
elainevantonder
 
elainevantonder November 07, 2015
Just amazing
mytmoss Platinum
mytmoss November 07, 2015
Thank you :)
Photomaster14
 
Photomaster14 November 08, 2015
Thank photo inspires me to travel the world.
mytmoss Platinum
mytmoss November 08, 2015
Thank you :)
avinashsrivastav
 
avinashsrivastav April 24, 2016
Congratulations for successfully capturing this awesome Leopard image
mytmoss Platinum
mytmoss April 24, 2016
Thank you :)
RDVPhotography
 
RDVPhotography April 24, 2016
Michael, congratulations making the finals in Discover Africa. I was looking over the other finalists after getting notified I made the cut also.
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mytmoss April 24, 2016
Thank you and congrats to you too !
orlandosadie PRO
 
orlandosadie April 26, 2016
Congrats Michael on making it to the finals of Discover Africa. Good luck going forward.
mytmoss Platinum
mytmoss April 26, 2016
Thank you :)
TwentySevenSins
 
TwentySevenSins June 11, 2016
meow!
catherinethompson PRO+
 
catherinethompson July 07, 2016
Fabulous capture. Never took his eyes off his father.
mytmoss Platinum
mytmoss July 07, 2016
Thank you :)
gagetman
 
gagetman July 18, 2016
Fantastic Clarity!!!! Wonderful composition.
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mytmoss July 18, 2016
Thank you :)
yourlily
 
yourlily October 08, 2016
Fabulous shot !

Lily.
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mytmoss October 08, 2016
Thank you :)
barbarabrock Platinum
 
barbarabrock October 09, 2016
Holy moly! Great shot!
mytmoss Platinum
mytmoss October 09, 2016
Thank you :)
lindiekolver PRO
 
lindiekolver October 10, 2016
Gorjisssss, Mate !
mytmoss Platinum
mytmoss October 10, 2016
Thank you :)
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq December 28, 2016
Wow! Awesome!
mytmoss Platinum
mytmoss December 28, 2016
Thank you :)
Gabriele69 Platinum
 
Gabriele69 January 28, 2017
just beautiful
mytmoss Platinum
mytmoss January 28, 2017
Thank you :)
portsoft
 
portsoft February 03, 2017
Rasor sharp, I love it
mytmoss Platinum
mytmoss February 03, 2017
Thank you :)
AnnieMF
 
AnnieMF February 26, 2017
Love the detail of this Leopard.
stuartwadeson Premium
 
stuartwadeson October 17, 2017
Outstanding
mytmoss Platinum
mytmoss October 17, 2017
Thank you :)
WilderMeanderings PRO
 
WilderMeanderings January 03, 2018
I can’t get over how drawn I am to the sharpness of this photo. From its teeth I though to it’s whiskers and eyes! All piercing the viewer. Slightly terrifying shot! Great photo!
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mytmoss February 10, 2018
Thank you :)
Corabelle
 
Corabelle February 10, 2018
Amazing!!
mytmoss Platinum
mytmoss February 10, 2018
Thank you :)
jamiesarkett
 
jamiesarkett March 24, 2018
Congrats Micheal - Fabulous !!!!
cocotugglepeisner
 
cocotugglepeisner March 25, 2018
This is amazing. I am blown away
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mytmoss March 25, 2018
Thank you :)
WolfEyesPhotography
 
WolfEyesPhotography November 19, 2018
Fantastic capture and excellent detail!
mytmoss Platinum
mytmoss November 19, 2018
Thank you :)
GeraintI
 
GeraintI September 30, 2019
What a beautiful cat. So sharp. And I notice blue eyes as well, which isn't common amongst leopards apparently.
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mytmoss September 30, 2019
Thank you :) Blue eyes happens occasionally. I have seen several leopards with blue eyes. One was even called the Blue Eyed Female.
MRueffer PRO+
 
MRueffer November 01, 2019
Great shot but I did not consider this to be a pet, sorry
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mytmoss November 01, 2019
It is definitely not a pet, Viewbug put this shot in the contest and I forgot to take it out
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole April 04, 2020
Awesome capture!! Congrats on your challenge award!!
mytmoss Platinum
mytmoss April 04, 2020
Thank you!
tonyb1969
 
tonyb1969 April 05, 2020
Congratulations on your win.
mytmoss Platinum
mytmoss April 05, 2020
Thank you ! :)
tmlakshmi PRO
 
tmlakshmi April 08, 2020
awesome/ congrats
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mytmoss April 08, 2020
Thank you ! :)
bpwhite PRO+
 
bpwhite November 02, 2020
Perfect timing! And thank you for joining my challenge!
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mytmoss November 02, 2020
Thank you and it's my pleasure 😀
paultownley_9706
 
paultownley_9706 December 09, 2022
Wow stunning image , too close for comfort lol
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Behind The Lens

Location
Londolozi Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa
Time
The shot was taken 830 AM
Lighting
The light was bright and early morning
Equipment
Canon 1D IV, Canon 100-400L at 400mm and was hand held.
Inspiration
I love leopards and this boy is particularly handsome. He was at the maximum part of his yawn, while looking up at his father who had a kill in a tree.
Editing
The shot was taken in raw, so basic post processing of working the sharpening and contrast, but no cropping.
In my camera bag
At the time I had a Canon 1D IV, two Canon 7D, Canon 400 DO with 1.4x, 100-400L, 70-200 2.8L
Feedback
When shooting wildlife, always be ready for the unexpected. Have a camera that shoots as many frames per second as you can afford. You never know which shot will be a winner. I was with a guide at a private reserve, so your opportunities to get shots like this increase significantly.

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