Description: A young leopard cub gazes at me with an open stare from her view on a tree limb.
Story from behind the lens: A young leopard cub gazes at me with an open stare from her view on a tree limb. She is known as Fallu, the daughter of the recently deceased and much beloved leopard Fig. I was enraptured by Fallu's glorious eyes and unguarded curiosity. I have seen many many leopards in my decades of visiting African countries but never a leopard with eyes this luminous. I converted the image to BW in post processing to further draw attention to the specular highlights in the background which framed her so beautifully. Image taken standing from the roof of a safari vehicle in Kenya. Canon R5, EF 600mm f/4 III, 1/1250 at f/4, ISO 320, manual mode.