Lake Nakuru National Park
Family time #kenya 2.
At the end of the morning safari we were told of the possibility of sighting of a leopard, conveyed to us by another guide as the wireless system in our Land Cruiser was not working (never worked for the entire tour); all communication between drivers was only by using their mobiles. The 2nd evening too was as eventful as the previous day. We reached the spot where the leopard was seen in the morning & were surprised to see a number of Land Cruisers jostling for space & a vantage point.
It had just rained and the entire place was lush green except for some old trees that had fallen & rotted away blocking the visibility of the mother with her 2 cubs. This was where the leopardess had made her abode with her cubs. We spent close to 2 hours trying to get a good glimpse of her. She was resting on the log, with all legs akimbo, unfortunately facing the opposite side. In the 2nd frame she gets down from her "throne" to have a go an a baby impala who had lost it's way. It would have been easy prey for her but the impala escaped to live another day.
The highlight of the evening was when the cubs came out and got close to their mother. I love the last frame where the cub pokes out it's head from behind the log to take a peek at us; that was the parting shot.
Other than the 2nd frame which has been cropped due to a large tree coming in the way, all the others are full-frame images.
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