Aman Gandhi

Camera: Canon EOS 90D

Lens: Sigma 150-600mm 5-6.3 Contemporary DG OS HSM Lens

Aperture: f/ 5.6

Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec

ISO: 1250

Description: Leopardess perched on top of a large tree with her kill above her, scanning the area around her for possible scavengers to protect her kill, having seen a hyena she growls in distain with eye contact.

Story from behind the lens: My Guide Dominic Maitai and I had news that a leopardess had stashed her kill in a tree half an hour from our present location, we rushed to that very tree in anticipation to see the leopard, however on arrival there was no sign of her around. We decided to wait for hours and hours, until suddenly she appeared from the thickets of the grass and climbed the tree in a frenzy. Her kill was perched right on top of the tree, but before she climbed all the way up, she decided to sit comfortably on an open branch facing my vehicle directly, and suddenly, she spotted a hyena in the background and made the wonderful expression in the picture, sat perched wonderfully with a moody face directly at the lens.