Fangs of Death
Not every sighting in the bush is National Geographic worthy and although we had a decent sighting of this young male leopard, we saw little more than a tail and ears through very thick foliage.
As we approached the sighting, the leopard made his way up the tree where an impala kill hung firmly wedged between branches as two Hyenas lay in wait below. Whilst the leopard desperately tore scraps from the carcass, I decided in vain to take a photo or two.
This photo is really the product of a well-timed slip of the finger. It wasn’t until safari was over that I discovered the image.
- Camera – Nikon D3000
- Lens and Focal length – Sigma 150-600
Settings used to capture this image
- ISO – 200
- Aperture – 5.3
- Shutter – 1/125
Editing used on this image
I had to do a fair bit of editing to make the fangs stand out. I dropped the vibrancy, illumination and de-saturated the sky and foliage in the background so the image wasn’t too busy. I also upped the clarity and highlights.