Image: Peering with Intensity
Location: Okavango Delta, Botswana
Photographer: Richard Coke, PTA Partner Guide
The soft, golden light on this young male leopard is no happy accident. Richard first spotted the cat and its prey, a sable antelope, early in the day during a trip in Botswana's Okavango Delta but was frustrated by poor light conditions. So he and his companions returned in the late afternoon and found the leopard still devouring its meal. When the animal stopped to rest, he captured its velvety face surrounded by leaves and deep shadows.