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Leopard, Mara North Conservancy, Kenya. Click to enlarge.

A Day with Leopards

We had the chance to spend a few hours with leopards the other day with our fine guide George Nampaso at the Kicheche Camp in the Mara North Conservancy, Kenya. It was our great fortune to find a mating pair. It seems that after mating a female leopard will give birth in about three months, then stay with the cubs for about a year, until they are old enough to go off on their own. She won’t mate again until the cubs have left, so that this is a once-every-fifteen-months event.

It was a thrill and a privilege. Here are some photos of them that day.

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Friday Photo #43

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Stalking leopard, Maasai Mara National Reserve, from the Kenya Gallery at EarthPhotos.com. And see all the other Friday Photos.