MONICA L CORCUERA PADILLA
Camera: NIKON Z6
Lens: 100-400 mm f/4.5-6.3
Shutter speed: 1/640
Description: A female leopard and her son joined by a male leopard who was trying to mate with her.
Story from behind the lens: At sunrise we headed to higher lands in search of a leopard and after driving the intricate paths, bordering the bushes and marshes, suddenly we saw a leopard's head sticking out from the bush. A second later followed another young male, and when we thought we had the best of luck to find the two of them, the third adult male appeared following them up close. The whole area was deserted from other vehicles and we were able to follow them at a good distance trying not to disturb them. They roamed around the slopes coming in and out of the lushy bushes, until the female leopard and her young son lead their way towards higher grounds. While the male joined them hovering around the female trying to mate with her. This precise instant was priceless, as in a matter of seconds they disappeared again back in the bushes. Dennis Naimodu our guide, said it had been an incredible sighting, as it was the first time even for him to find 3 leopards together.