This picture was taken while my family and I were on safari in Botswana, Africa. This leopard began perched atop a termite mound high above two grassy fields divided by a dirt road. This dirt road is exactly where our jeep pulled over to observe the most natural of instinct wild behavior. Time passed as the leopard sat quiet and patiently awaiting. As we did too. Finally she spotted a gazelle in the opposing field, and our jeep was directly in her path. She quickly and quietly began her sneak attack through the high grass and across the dirt road. As she lowered herself to the ground as to blend in with the grass, she passed directly under our jeep. I snapped this picture as she approached our jeep, she was so close that I could have reached out and touched her as she passed by. She had one thing and one thing only on her mind, the gazelle. Fortunately for the gazelle, he had a friend in a much taller and more aware antelope, which alerted the gazelle of the potential danger quickly approaching. While we did not get to witness a full blown hunt and attack from this gorgeous creature, we did get to see nature at its finest. This will forever be one of my favorite pictures, and I cannot wait to go back to Africa to try and top it one day.
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