Pareet Shah

Camera: Sony A9ii

Lens: Sony 400mm F2.8

Aperture: 2.8

Shutter speed: 1/2500

ISO: 100

Description: Faulu stretching after a late-afternoon nap

Story from behind the lens: We had been watching this leopardess called Faulu for almost 4 hours (from lunchtime onwards) and I had insisted to our Guide that we spent the rest of the day there as I had a feeling she may go up/ down this beautiful tree which was almost horizontal across a small stream on the border of OMC. Just as the sun was getting lower and lower, she felt more active and she got up. My hands were literally shaking as she stretched with her tail beautifully curled up, and the low light stream down her back! And just like that, she disappeared into the thicket about 2 minutes after this frame.