Ivan Glaser

Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8

Aperture: f/3.5

Shutter speed: 1/8000

ISO: 180

Description: A Leopard descends a tree

Story from behind the lens: We had seen this Leopard in a tree the night before with a kill and wanted to get there early the next morning to try and get some shots in the good early morning light. When we arrived the next morning, the Leopard was still in the same tree and dawn was just breaking. It was a beautiful, colourful Maasai Mara dawn. We were really hoping that the Leopard would descend the tree with the colourful dawn background but alas it was not to be. Shortly after we arrived, a mist rolled in completely blocking the dawn colours and replacing it with a brightly backlit almost black & white scene. At that very moment, the Leopard decided to descend the tree and my only option was to quickly set a -1 stop exposure compensation and take the shot you see.