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Large male Green Iguana
Landing Pelican
Crocodile on The Tempisque river in Costa Rica
The Great Kiskadee
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Leopard camouflaged in tree in Botswana
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Leopard camouflaged in tree in Botswana

This was the first leopard that we spotted as we began our safari in Botswana. When first we picked him out from the branches of the tree, he was sleeping. As we watched, he woke and took stock of his surroundings, all the while remaining motionless. We were amazed at the beauty of the leopard and of how he was in harmony with the environment.

TAGS: Botswana, Leopard, Safari

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© Leslie Geffen.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2014
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 7, 2014, 2:24 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
Focal Length: 21.0mm
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