The leopard is distinguished by its well-camouflaged fur, opportunistic hunting behavior, broad diet, and strength, which it uses to move heavy carcasses onto trees. Photographing this leopard was one of several intimate encounters during our safari in South Africa. It was a magical moment coming face to face with one of the most elegant of big cats in the genus Panthera, not to mention a member of the iconic "Big Five" out of Africa.
What I personally love about this print; the captured image has an optical illusion that makes it appear as if the leopard's eyes follow you regardless where you stand. Also, the shallow depth of field provides a sticking effect to the fur which also gives an optical illusion, making it appear as if the leopard's fur shakes, giving the impression the image is alive. It is certainly a fascinating attribute to the image that compliments its beauty.*
* As a foot note, I added a hint of magenta to the overall image as an artistic touch to my composition.
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