Leopards of the
Kruger National Park

Leopard cub jumping on rocks on the S65 near Skukuza in the Kruger Park, taken on self-driveLeopard cub jumping on rocks on the S65 near Skukuza, taken on self-drive
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Here is a gallery of some of the leopard photographs that we, the authors of the Photographer's Guide to the Greater Kruger National Park, have captured on our many visits to the world-famous Kruger National Park. 

Leopard with kill in tree on the S51 near Sable Dam in the Kruger ParkLeopard with kill in tree on the S51 near Sable Dam Hide
Leopard in tree taken at blue hour in Lukimbi Safari Lodge concession in the Kruger ParkLeopard in tree at blue hour near Lukimbi Safari Lodge
Leopard stopped on rock to look, on the H4-1 near Skukuza in the Kruger ParkLeopard stopped on rock to look, on the H4-1 near Skukuza
Mating Leopards near Renosterkoppies in the Kruger ParkMating Leopards near Renosterkoppies
Leopard Yawning in tree near the S3 in the Kruger ParkLeopard Yawning in tree near the S3
Young Leopard eating baby elephant, on the S90 near Balule camp in Kruger ParkYoung Leopard eating baby elephant, on the S90 near Balule camp
Leopard scent marking on Lubye Lubye rock on the H4-1 near Lower Sabie in the Kruger ParkLeopard scent marking on Lubye Lubye rock on the H4-1 near Lower Sabie
Leopard with kill in tree near Tamboti Camp in the Kruger ParkLeopard with kill in tree near Tamboti Camp
Leopard cub playing with mom on the S147 between Olifants and Satara, in the Kruger ParkLeopard cub playing with mom on the S147 between Olifants and Satara
Leopard or a Leopard or a "Mere Cat"? on the Orpen entrance road R531
Leopard on Klipspringer Koppie in Kruger ParkLeopard on Klipspringer Koppie
The chase! Leopard chasing Impala at De Laporte waterhole on the H1-1 near Skukuza in Kruger ParkThe chase! Leopard chasing Impala at De Laporte waterhole on the H1-1 near Skukuza
Leopard cub lying in the Mopani trees near Shimuwini Bush Camp in the Kruger ParkLeopard cub lying in the Mopani trees near Shimuwini Bush Camp
Leopard cubs peeping form rocks near Shimuwini Bush Camp in Kruger ParkLeopard cubs peeping form rocks on the river road near Shimuwini Bush Camp
The miss! Leopard missed it's catch at De Laporte Waterhole on the H1-1 near Skukuza in the Kruger ParkThe miss! Leopard missed it's catch at De Laporte Waterhole on the H1-1 near Skukuza
Leopard cub peeping through the Mopani trees on the S142 near Mopani camp in the Kruger ParkLeopard cub peeping through the Mopani trees on the S142 near Mopani camp
Leopard cub in tree with impala kill on the S52 near Bateleur in the Kruger ParkLeopard cub in tree with impala kill on the S52 near Bateleur
Leopard Leopard "Thor" and elephant stand off at Sable Hide on the S51 near Phalaborwa Gate
Leopard cub about to pounce on the river road near Shimuwini Bush Camp in the Kruger ParkLeopard cub about to pounce on the river road near Shimuwini Bush Camp
Leopard cub in tree on the S52 near Bateleur Bushveld Camp in the Kruger ParkLeopard cub in tree on the S52 near Bateleur Bushveld Camp
"Our one and only" Pafuri Leopard that we saw on the H1-8 between Baobab Hill and Luvuvhu

If you struggle to find leopards on your safaris or you feel your images are not impressive, then this eBook is for you! We have been visiting the Kruger Park for more than twenty years and in the first five years we didn't find one leopard! Since then, we have found over 100 leopards and our co-author, Trevor Barnett, has also had well over 100 leopard sightings on his self-drive safaris and in this eBook we provide all our tips on how to find these elusive cats and then how to best photograph them. 

Photographers Guide to the Greater Kruger National Park

"Planning a Kruger trip? A new guide by pro photographers holds the key to good pictures.

Learn from the folks who spent 517 days in the park and make your photos sing!" 

- Romi Boom, Editor of Wildcard Magazine, South Africa

Large male Leopard lying on rock in river bed on the S3 Sabie River road, between Phabeni Gate and Skukuza in the Kruger ParkLarge male Leopard lying on rock in river bed on the S3 Sabie River road
Leopard lying in tree on the S1 Doispan road in the Kruger ParkLeopard lying in tree on the S1 Doispan road
Leopard in tree on the S3 in Kruger ParkLeopard in tree looking at prey on the S3 near Phabeni Gate
Leopard on log on the S90 near Balule camp in the Kruger ParkLeopard on log on the S90 near Balule camp
Leopard walking on the H4-2 near Crocodile Bridge Camp in the Kruger ParkLeopard walking on the H4-2 near Crocodile Bridge Camp
Leopard taken on Photographic Safari at Cheetah Plains in the Sabi SandsLeopard taken on Photographic Safari at Cheetah Plains in the Sabi Sands
Leopard found walking through Mopani trees at the S62 gravel road turnoff near Letaba camp in the Kruger ParkLeopard found walking through Mopani trees at the S62 gravel road turnoff near Letaba camp

The majority of these leopard photographs were captured on self-drive safaris, on normal tourist roads, when we were on our vacations, which are anything from a few days over a long weekend, to annual holidays of 14-17 days duration.

Photographers Guide to the Greater Kruger National Park

"It's an excellent publication and a snip at the price. Very comprehensive as it covers so many options for places to stay in and around KNP, gives good ideas on the best places to stop for photo opportunities and lots of hints & tips on how to get better photographs. 

It's a good read too and it's like the biggest trip report I have ever read, so I think those who have been before will enjoy it as much as I have in anticipation of my first visit!"  - Dave Williams, Llandudno, Wales


Leopard on Lubye lubye rocks, taken from the Lubye lubye bridge on the H4-1 near Lower Sabie in the Kruger ParkLeopard on Lubye lubye rocks taken from the Lubye lubye bridge on the H4-1 near Lower Sabie
Leopard sitting in tree near Tshokwane Picnic site on the H1-3 in the Kruger ParkLeopard sitting in tree near Tshokwane Picnic site on the H1-3
Leopard jumping out of tree and leaving his kill for later with hyena in back ground on the Tamboti camp roadLeopard jumping out of tree and leaving his kill for later with hyena in back ground on the Tamboti camp road
Orpen entrance road Leopard, taken on self-drive between Orpen main gate and Orpen camp gate, in the Kruger ParkOrpen entrance road Leopard, taken on self-drive between Orpen main gate and Orpen camp gate

"This is an indispensable guide to getting the best out of Kruger, camera in hand or not!”

Caroline Webb, Associate Editor, Getaway Magazine, South Africa


Leopard drinking at Nandzana waterhole in Kruger ParkLeopard drinking at Nandzana waterhole
Leopard feeding on buffalo carcass near Satara camp in Kruger ParkLeopard feeding on buffalo carcass near Satara camp
Mating leopards near S147 road in Kruger ParkMating leopards near S147 and H1-4 intersection

Leopard sitting on tree observing impala in the Kruger National Park
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