Carmine Costa

Camera: canon 5D Mark IV

Lens: 100-400mm

Aperture: f/7.1

Shutter speed: 1/500

ISO: 2500

Description: Mother leopard and her cub

Story from behind the lens: This protective mother appeared to be letting her cub lead the way as she followed close behind. They were unfazed as we positioned ourselves in an area where we hoped they would approach. As they walked in our direction, it was fun to capture them sticking their tongues out at the same time, almost as if they were licking their chops in anticipation of their next meal.