Vaidehi C

Camera: Nikon D500

Lens: Nikon 300mm f4

Aperture: f/5.6

Shutter speed: 1/20

ISO: 200

Description: Leopard on the move in golden grass

Story from behind the lens: We were lucky to come across this young female leopard (called Faulu, daughter of Fig) on a late evening drive. She was running slowly towards a grazing gazelle which managed to get away. Realising that the colour of the surrounding grass was yellow and brown mostly in the small open area, I realised if I get a panning shot right, it can blend well with the colour of the leopard. I was ready with my settings for this shot before the leopard started running. I had a small window to capture the shot before the animal went behind the trees.