Gonzalo Smolders

Camera: Nikon D810

Lens: Nikon AF-S 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4

Aperture: 5.6

Shutter speed: 1/3200

ISO: 1600

Description: We saw this leopard approaching a small antelope that was alone eating in a bush. The leopard waited patiently but after some time a few small birds raised the alarm and the antelope fled.

Story from behind the lens: We waited ca. 15mins whilst the leopard sat still and focused on the antelope. Whilst waiting the leopard was continuously watching its potential prey and only looked at the camera 1 or 2 times. I managed to shoot a few frames before the leopard looked away and focused on the antelope again