by Emma Thomson
on June 4, 2018
1 min read

Often difficult to detect, the elusive leopard is a highlight of any safari adventure. Often found hiding in the trees, seeing this graceful member of the Big 5 requires a little bit of luck and preferably some seasoned guides who know their hiding spots. With this in mind, it’s all the more impressive that the participants of this year’s Africa’s Photographer of the Year (APOTY) competition managed to capture some incredible photos of this big cat. If all spots tend to look the same, read about the difference between a cheetah and a leopard here.

A close-up portrait of a leopard

Photo Credit : Anton Kruger

A young leopard in the grass

Photo Credit: Arnfinn Johansen

Two leopards sitting in a tree

Photo Credit: Joan Paulo de Oliveira

A leopard climbing through a tree

Photo Credit: Kim Richardson

Climbing along a tree branch

Photo Credit: John Mullineux

A leopard cub hiding in a bush

Photo Credit: Paolo Torchio

A leopard perched in a tree surveying the surrounds

Photo Credit: Simon Smith

A lone leopard walking along the road

Photo Credit: Anthony Godman

If you’d like to know more about the elusive leopard, find out more here or go to our blog for more amazing images of Africa’s big cats. Learn more about our current category and the incredible prizes to be won on our website. We can’t wait to see more of your incredible photos!


Feature image credit: Joao Paulo de Oliveira