Caption: Leopard (Panthera pardus) crouching on branch of dead tree, Elephant Plains Game Reserve, Sabi Sand,
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: 100mm;
Aperture: f/4.5; Shutter Speed: 1/640; ISO: 100
Location: Elephant Plains Game Lodge is a private safari lodge situated within the 65,000-ha Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
Sabi Sands, adjacent to South Africa's flagship reserve, the Kruger National Park,
is possibly best known as home to a handful of the most luxurious private game reserves in southern Africa,
including Mala Mala, Singita, and Londolozi.
There are no dividing fences between Sabi Sands and Kruger, allowing the prolific wildlife to roam freely between the
two. The Sabi Sands area - and Elephant Plains in particular - 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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