Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/03/14

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Subject: [Leica] Arboreal Acrobatics
From: jayanand at (Jayanand Govindaraj)
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 11:37:18 +0530

I have just returned from a magical trip to the parks of Northern
Tanzania - Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ndutu, Serengeti and Ngorongoro.
There were many highlights, but for me, one of the best was spending
over 1.5 hours in broad daylight with a leopard and her two full grown
male cubs towards the end of the trip in Serengeti. Serengeti has some
of the most restrictive viewing conditions of any Wildlife Refuge that
I have been in (no off roading, very few roads, huge area, etc), but
despite this it rained leopards there. We spent two sessions with this
trio, one long and one short, this series is from the first long one,
as they gamboled friskily on trees. This is a series where one of the
male cubs suddenly popped up above its mother, leapt to a lower
branch, literally bounced once and was gone! I probably should have
reduced the sequence further, but what the heck, I liked all the


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