This young leopard was having a nap when the sound of crunching bones distracted him! The big cat went to investigate and found himself cornered by two hyenas. Pictures by Chad Cocking
The leopard managed to keep his nerve and the hyenas eventually lost interest, giving the youngster an opportunity to escape!
This series was taken using a Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS on a Canon 1D mark lll body as well as using a Canon 500 f4 IS Lens on a second Canon 1D mark ll body.
About the photographer
Chad Cocking is a passionate wildlife photographer and field guide. He has six years of working experience at the Motswari Private Game Reserve in Greater Kruger. His passion for photography has increased over the years, as has the size of his camera!
Photographs taken in the Motswari Private Game Reserve.