Leopards in Etosha 3-12

by Bob Shepardson
(DeBary, Fl. U.S.A.)

This mom has a young cub with her

This mom has a young cub with her

As previously mentioned, Sherry and I were very lucky in being able to photograph Leopards near Namutomi. Previously we had good luck near Halali. This year near Halali we only had one fleeting look at what appeared to be a large male before he disappeared. These leopard shots were taken withing several hundred yards of each other (on different days). We also saw and photographed the large male that hangs out in that area. Unfortunately the photos were not good. If you would like to see them anyhow, let us know. The photo of the three, I am 95% sure is a mother with 2 large cubs. Otherwise this would be a very unusual photo.

Seeing the three occurred as I noticed two giraffe looking at the ground and stoped to observe. Two Zebra then came up smelling the ground and bolted. I then saw and started photographing the one leopard. Then there were 3. had them to myself for a short time when one of those overland trucks pulled up and scared them back into the bush.

Comments for Leopards in Etosha 3-12

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Apr 17, 2012
I love the third image!
by: Micky

I also love the yellow flowers - most leopard pics are shot with them in trees or in arid areas so the wildflowers are nice.

Apr 11, 2012
There's always one isn't there!
by: Marcus

Such a great photo opportunity spoilt by inconsiderate people. I can just imagine how the driver of the overland truck arrived - with screeching brakes, dust billowing up and gravel shooting out from the tires - just what a leopard needs to keep him calm and posing for the camera! Very nice images under the circumstances.

Apr 10, 2012
I want to go back
by: Jenny

Wow Bob and Sherry you have had some awesome sightings at Etosha,it makes me want to go back right now. Thanks for sharing these pics of all three leopards with us. This is what the bush is all about opportunities like these.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Share Your interesting Etosha stories with us! .

To make a safari rental booking in South Africa, Botswana or Namibia click here

"It's 768 pages of the most amazing information. It consists of, well, everything really. Photography info...area info...hidden roads..special places....what they have seen almost road by road. Where to stay just outside the Park...camp information. It takes quite a lot to impress me but I really feel that this book, which was 7 years in the making, is exceptional."            - Janey Coetzee, founder of CAROK (Camps and Roads of Kruger)  South Africa

"Having a passion for the region itself and having to know about all dynamics, water holes and ideal roads for a period of 6 years - I wish I had this guide on my first trip already!" - Morkel Erasmus, Secunda, South Africa

"Mario and Jenny take you to places that are not always visited, and their descriptions of the more remote camps will allow you to make an informed decision without wasting time and money"  -  Bob & Sherry Shepardson, DeBary, Florida, USA

"Your time and money are valuable and the information in this book will help you save both."         - Don Stilton, Florida, USA

"I highly recommend the book to anyone visiting Etosha National Park to photograph the animals - or anyone considering an African photography safari in the future." - Anne Darling, Cognac, France

"As a photographer and someone who has visited and taken photographs in the Pilanesberg National Park, I can safely say that with the knowledge gained from this eBook, your experiences and photographs will be much more memorable." - Alastair Stewart, BC, Canada

"This work is so much more than an eBook, because it is also a guide, a tutorial, an inspiration and a must-have for anyone interested in wildlife photography"  - Findtripinfo.com, USA


Manyeleti Big Cat Safari

Photo Safaris on a   Private Vehicle - just You, the guide & the animals!