Angry Leopard

Critique Style Requested: Standard

The photographer is looking for generalized feedback about the aesthetic and technical qualities of their image.


I made this image in 1995 while staying in the Kruger NP in South Africa. One morning I spotted a leopard female with its cub. They decide to cross the road close to where I was standing with my van. The leopard mum crossed first and when the cub was crossing a car blocked the road. The female leopard got angry and I took the chance to take some photos.

Technical Details

Nikon F801s, Nikkor ED 4 / 300 + 1.4x Extender, Fuji Sensia 100

Scanned with Nikon Coolscan 5000ED, Photoshop processing, cropped vertical from horizontal

Great subject and wonderful pose !
I find the twig on RHS slightly disturbing.
Photography has seen so many game changers over the years that IQ of image seems to be behind the modern day standards.