Leopard Cubs: Keisha at 19 months
Shot on Location:
Mala Mala Game Reserve, South Africa, July 2011 with the Canon 1D Mark IV, 1Ds III, 500mm f/4 and 70-200 f/2.8 II with 1.4x TC III
This is Keisha at 19 months old and she's already independent from her mom, the infamous Kikilezi female (also known as the Xidulu female in Londolozi next door). Cubs normally stay with their mom until around 2 years olds, so this is a very confident leopard indeed, not to mention drop dead gorgeous.
Keisha was officially named the Emsagweni female and good news - she was seen with a new litter of twins in March 2016. I wish them well.
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