Alex McLean

Camera: Sony A9i

Lens: 100-400mm

Aperture: f11

Shutter speed: 1/2000

ISO: 6400

Description: Female leopard looking over her shoulder

Story from behind the lens: Natito and her cub had been feeding in a tree. They jumped down and Natito led the way to some thick bush on a rocky hillside. Her cub seemed more interested in playing the grass than following her into cover. Before disappearing into the bush she sat down to wait for her cub to follow. As she patiently looked over her shoulder, the sun caught her face and chest illuminating her beautifully.