Silent Hunters of the Bush

These majestic, agile and stealthy predators are one of my favourite cats. Although they are smaller than most other members of the cat family, they are able to take large prey due to their massive skulls that facilitate powerful jaw muscles. They are also able to hoist large prey up trees and are amazingly strong for their size.

Leopards are just such beautiful animals and are very shy and secretive hunters. Not always easy to see and this time I was lucky to see a kill by one of the male leopards. Amazing the speed they posses to catch their prey and what large leaps they can perform to surprise their prey.