Namibia's flag
Namibia Home <- Okonjima <- Leopard

Leopard at Okonjima Lodge, Namibia

One of the activities at Okonjima is visiting the leopards. My visit was late afternoon, which explains the changing light!
The leopards are part of Africat's work.
This is a young female leopard called 'MJ'. All of the leopards are radio-collared, but sometimes, as with the bottom image, you may get a pose which hides the collar, though more usually at least the aerial is sticking up!
Leopard's head from behind tree
 Leopard walking
Here you can see the aerial sticking out, behind MJ's ear. She was standing in the light, but the shadow of the people watching (from a land rover) are clearly visible.Leopard standing facing photographer
MJ was walking away from us, then decided to scratch a tree-trunk. This was nice enough, as she took up a graceful curved, shape, though her head was behind some twigs.
Then she turned and looked at us, ignoring the barrage of clicks.
Leopard scratching tree, looking into camera

More Okonjima:

More Leopards:

Travel Diary Sossussvlei Birds Swakop/Walvis Bay Hobatere Himba People Home
Welwitschia Cape Cross Etosha Moon Landscape Okonjima Twyfelfontein Misc
Images and text © Liz Leyden 2008.
May be used for non-profit personal or educational purposes only.
Don't hotlink to my images
Flag image © Management Graphics Ltd. May not be used.

Many of my best Namibian images are available, royalty-free, at:

View My Portfolio