We’re continuing on with the African adventures of reader Joe Dickinson, who has some FELID PHOTOS for us. His notes are indented:
Once more out of Africa, here is a feline-centric bonus set.
Here is the context:
A mighty yawn:
That reminded me of a lioness (Panthera leo) from Zimbabwe, four years ago. The Blurred ear , etc. is thanks to out-of-focus twigs/leaves in the foreground that I could not avoid.
OK, now remember the leopard (Panthera pardus) resting in a tree?
Here is the context. See the tail hanging down from the first limb on the right? That’s how our guides spotted him.
Zoomed in on that:
And (truth in advertising) here is the “Toyota Showroom” that alerted our guides to look for a tail in that tree:
Here is a leopard on the prowl in Botswana four years ago:
And the Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) he was stalking. The guides said predators sometimes use a safari vehicle as a screen. In this case, the Kudu spotted the leopard and was looking straight at him and bellowing. As is typical when a predators knows it has been spotted, the leopard just walked away.