Meetal Mehta

Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm 1:5.6E ED

Aperture: F8

Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec

ISO: 800

Description: Female leopard descending from a sausage tree.

Story from behind the lens: On my early morning game, I came across this leopard sighting where a beautiful female was perched on a sausage tree. She kept on shuffling between the branches and calling out to her cub who she had supposedly lost. After an hour of calling out, she decided to descend from her perch and carry on with her search in an adjacent ravine.

All along, she had a full house, and the audience watched absolutely enthralled by the poor feline's plight as she frantically shifted from branch to branch, desperately calling to her cub.