This Female Leopard with her remaining cub of three, has felled and killed this antelope and dragged it under the bush to protect from the harsh sun. Moremi Game Park, Botswana.
In the remaining hour and half before nightfall, she needs to disembowel and bury the contents before the scent attracts the Wild Dogs and Hyenas. She will then try to drag the carcass up the tree. To survive the night, she and her cub need to be up the tree as well. I do not know if she succeeded. One can only hope she did.
While she was resting, I observed some very intimate, tender and playful moments
between mother and cub.
The observation of this pair was rather emotional as it was so obvious that she
was so very tired and both hungry, still with much to do in the rapidly setting sun.
I was truly grateful to have been able to witness and photograph the extremely
of survival in this harsh land.