Leopard After feasting on his kill, this large male leopard relaxes, his gorged belly hanging through an opening in the tree branches.
Leopard A young zebra kill provides sufficient food for the large male leopard for four days. After that, he must quickly kill again in order to survive.
Leopard The male leopard stays close to his kill, which he has placed high above the ground. Here, the kill is safe from most of the scavengers (jackals, hyenas, wild dogs, etc). Only the raptors (vultures, eagles, buzzards, Marabou storks, etc) and other big cats are able to access the carrion at this height.
Leopard A leopard’s favorite place to hide is high above the ground in a large, bushy acacia tree. Here, his spotted coat effectively camouflages this big guy amongst the tree branches and foliage.
Leopard This is a quintessential leopard pose. When tracking the big cats, experienced trackers know to keep their eyes peeled for the long tail hanging from a branch in thick acacia trees. The tails rarely stay still and the slightest bit of motion will alert one to investigate.
Cheetah The stomachs of this cheetah female (right) and cub (left) are distended following their feast on a recent kill.