Alas, poor Yorick

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 7D Mark II
8321928/1000000 sec. / ISO 4000
Nearest Area
Mara Confluence, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Kogatende Airstrip
The picture taken with a Canon EOS 7D Mark II in aperture priority mode, with a Canon 100-400 mm, f4.5 - 5.6 L IS II USM lens, set to 170 mm, 1/320 sec, f/5.0. ISO 4000.
We were very fortunate on our last trip to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to spend considerable time watching a mother leopard and her three cubs. We saw her take down a wildebeest, and bring it back to a rocky outcrop where she and her cubs had their den. We watched mother and cubs work on the wildebeest for the next two days. The outcrop where she had her den was almost like a design built stage. There was a lightning struck tree trunk leaning across the top of the rocks which turned out to be the a true catwalk for the cubs. By the morning of the third day there wasn't much left of the wildebeest, but what was left was still a lot of fun. Just before dawn, when we looked in went we looked in on the den we found that the most adventurous of the cubs had made off with the top half of the jaw and skull, and had taken it up to the catwalk, where she was gnawing and playing with her trophy. I loved the contrast of the light colored fur, and wildebeest skull, with the dark and shadowy wood.
Date Added
August 5, 2019
Date Taken
November 4, 2018