Julie Grohs

Camera: Nikon D5

Lens: 600mm

Aperture: 6.6

Shutter speed: 1/1250

ISO: 4000

Description: The leopardess was well disguised in the woodland. On padded feet, she silently moved deeper into the woods with purpose and skill. Her stealth only given away by the flick of her white tipped tail.

Story from behind the lens: Looking for this leopardess was like looking at those images with hidden objects in them. I couldn't seem to find her but then her tail flicked and I had just moments to capture an image. I waited for a good view of limb placement, she moved behind the log. But the hind leg held that moment of careful placement on the ground to minimize the crack of a twig or the movement of a rock! With her head down and that purposeful movement into the brush, she was gone the next moment. I had my memory of her beauty, her stealth and her silence recorded.