Leopard Cubs: Keisha at 7 Months
Shot on Location:
Mala Mala and Phinda Game Reserves, South Africa, July 2010 with the Canon 1D Mark IV, 1Ds Mark III, 500mm f/4 and 70-200mm f/2.8 II
See this heartfelt story about Kikilezi, a leopard mom who lost her 7 month old son to lions. We watched this beautiful Mom search the area for four days. It brought tears to my eyes, especially when we hadn't seen her 2nd cub either. Still, we remained hopeful. Then, our prayers were answered when we finally saw Mom with her adorable female cub. I nicknamed her Keisha because it means "alive and well". With patience there is joy.
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