Dhir Jakharia

Camera: Sony a7R III

Lens: 400mm f2.8

Aperture: 2.8

Shutter speed: 1/1000

ISO: 400

Description: Nadala, the beautiful leopard, resting on the tree.

Story from behind the lens: We spotted Nadala after it went missing in action for a few days. As we got to the sighting, I positioned myself to get the leopard facing me and I was quite surprised to see the incredible length of its tail; as long as its body! We maintained eye contact as she rested very comfortably in between the two branches of the tree while her food remained above her.

My guide Ken told me that Nadala means ‘the playful one’ as it is quite comfortable with vehicles, unlike other leopards.