Caption: Alert leopard (Panthera pardus) keeps watchful eye on its surroundings, Elephant Plains Game Lodge, Sabi Sands, South Africa. Photo © Scotch Macaskill
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi) digital; Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM telephoto zoom; Focal Length: 220mm;
Aperture: f/5; Shutter Speed: 1/160; ISO: 400
Location: Elephant Plains Game Lodge is an intimate, privately-owned safari lodge situated within the Sabi Sand Wildtuin (game reserve).
Sabi Sand itself, covering a vast 65,000-ha extent, lies next to South Africa's premier wildlife reserve, the Kruger National Park.
The dividing fences between Sabi Sand and Kruger Park have been dropped, allowing the spectacular variety of wildlife to roam freely between the two.
The Sabi Sand Wildtuin has earned a reputation as one of the top spots in the world for viewing and photographing leopards in the wild.
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