Thorsten Hanewald

Camera: Canon EOS R5

Lens: Canon RF 70-200/2.8

Aperture: 4.0

Shutter speed: 1/250s

ISO: 2000

Description: The leopardess Luluka had rested on a tree where she had sheltered her prey. She had hidden her cub in a cave at a safe distance.

Story from behind the lens: In the Masai Mara lives the elegant and majestic leopard named Luluka. Their glossy fur is patterned with intricate rosettes that camouflaged them perfectly in the shadows of the savannah's dense brushwood. Luluka is a skilled hunter known for her exceptional dexterity and endurance.

As the sun slipped below the horizon and darkness fell, Luluka prepared for her nocturnal hunt. Not only did she have to take care of herself, but also her cubs, which she hides from the enemies in a nearby cave