Meetal Mehta

Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: Nikkor AF-S 200-500mm 5.6E ED

Aperture: F8

Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec

ISO: 800

Description: A female leopard hesitantly descending from her perch.

Story from behind the lens: I came across this female leopard sighting on my morning game drive. She had been calling out to her lost cub and desperately wanted to descend from her perch to carry on with her search on the ground within the vicinity. She was extremely hesitant as there was a sea of vehicles and faces waiting for her on the side she needed to descend from. It took her a bit of nervous shuffling around on the tree, trying to evaluate the options available to her, before she mustered up the courage to emerge from the only feasible option she had available to her.