Jeroen van Nieuwkerk

Camera: Nikon D780

Lens: Sigma 150-600

Aperture: F6.3

Shutter speed: 1/1600

ISO: 6400

Description: Olarro giving an intense stare during his grooming, after having a Thompson's gazelle for lunch

Story from behind the lens: When we had entered the Mara Triangle, we were informed that a male leopard was spotted in a tree with a kill. I had never seen a leopard with a kill or one relaxing in the tree, so seeing this would be killing two birds with one stone. When we arrived at the scene, Olarro (if this is the correct spelling of his name) was done with his lunch and he took a long time licking his paws and grooming himself. He paused for a moment and gave us this intense stare, after which he continued to lick his paws. This was the most intense moment I have ever witnessed with a leopard.

PS: We stayed at Mara Olapa camp, but I could not find it in the drop down menu.