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    A wild African leopard gazes through the dense foliage next to the Shingwedzi river in the Kruger National Park (South Africa)...fixated on me.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 8
    Lighting 11
    Creativity 5
    Story 6

    The dark tones of the forest surrounding the patterns on the leopard work beautifully in b&w and help create the tension of the eye contact with a wild leopard.

    Peter Essick
    National Geographic Photographer
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Aug 26, 2011
    Date Uploaded: Sep 17, 2013
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D3S
    Focal Length: 500 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/800 sec
    Aperture: f/4
    ISO: 450
    Copyright: © Morkel Erasmus
    Categories: Animals, Black and White, Nature
    Assignments: Nature in Black and White