Janis Hurley

Camera: sony a1

Lens: sony 400mm f2.8

Aperture: f2.8

Shutter speed: 1/1000

ISO: 4000

Description: Leopard in a tree just after sundown

Story from behind the lens: We had watched and waited for hours as this Leopard was perched high in a tree, sleeping on and off. We hoped it would come down eventually and we would see it dismount from the tree. Just after sundown, she aroused and started her climb down. Luckily, there was a round opening between the two trunks and there she stopped to survey her surroundings. As she looked my way, I made this image of her soulful gaze.