Vinod C L

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Lens: Canon EF400mm f/2.8 IS II USM

Aperture: F/2.8

Shutter speed: 1/640

ISO: 640

Description: A big male leopard's bloody stare.

Story from behind the lens: I watched this male leopard hiding in a ditch to ambush a young Wildebeest. It sprang out of the ditch and caught hold of the wildebeest in matter of seconds and suffocated it. It then dragged the carcass, easily weighing more than him, into a thicket. There he opened it and fed. It was a tricky spot to get a clean shot. In between the feeding he lifted his head and stared at me for few seconds. That bloody face and the cold stare was extremely intimidating.