Leopards are the most striking creatures you can expect to see on a game drive in South Africa. Their luxurious spotted coats blend in surprisingly well with their surroundings. We spotted this big male leopard awkwardly sitting in a tree.
We saw this same fellow again at night. I felt a bit like the paparazzi stalking a celebrity. The two vehicles following him would periodically shine a spotlight in his direction as he went about his business, totally ignoring us despite the commotion we seemed to be causing following him through the bush.
We also spotted this lovely female leopard the next day. Apparently, she'd actually been spotted walking through the Simbambili Game Lodge camp the night before as a group of guests was being escorted back to their room (all guests are escorted about the property after dark).