View Full Version : Wildlife Image of the Week Grant Atkinson for week ending Sept. 23rd, 2011 - Defiant Leopard

Daniel Cadieux
12-11-2011, 09:08 PM
Congratulations Grant!!!

Canon 1Dmk4, Canon 300 f2.8IS, handheld. 1/3200s at f5.0, iso 250. Cropped, and processed in ACR 6 and CS5. Image taken at Chitabe camp in the Okavango Delta, Botswana on a recent photosafari. This young leopard was trapped in a tree by a pack of African wild dogs for a while. I took this shot as she was snarling her defiance toward the dogs below. The image was taken in the later part of the morning, and light was quite bright. I shot fast shutter speeds as there was no way to predict when things might happen quickly and I wanted to have enough shutter speed to capture any action.

Harshad Barve
12-12-2011, 12:20 AM
Congratulations Grant!!!

Roman Kurywczak
12-14-2011, 01:44 PM
Congrats Grant!!!

Steve Kaluski
12-16-2011, 03:21 AM
Two awesome Leopard images in two weeks, brilliant. Congratulations Grant well done. :cheers:

Grant Atkinson
12-16-2011, 05:51 AM
Thank you very much Daniel, Harshad, Steve and Roman. I have just finished up three hectic weeks of guiding, and should have a couple of days to catch up with the forum...sorry to have been away for so long. This is a wonderful surprize to get upon returning..
Thanks again

Morkel Erasmus
12-19-2011, 03:22 PM
Congrats on this one Grant!!

Pieter de Waal
12-23-2011, 04:56 AM
Congratulations Grant, have'nt been on the forum much recently, -really bogged down at work - but I do remember how much I liked this image.