Territorial wars – a balancing act

Territorial wars – it's a balancing act

Territorial wars is a video story of an incredible wildlife interaction I witnessed and captured while on a private day safari in Kruger National Park with guests in May of 2021.

Kruger National Park is a South African National Park and one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers 20500 square kilometres, in north-eastern South Africa.It extends 363 km from north to south and 68 km from east to west.  Kruger, as it is affectionately called, became South Africa’s first national park in 1926. One never knows what you can find on any given outing which can make a safari such surprising fun.

It was early on a cold morning when the scene unfolded. Two female leopards square off high above the ground in a dead tree in Kruger National Park on the S1, Doispane Road from the Phabeni Gate. A beautiful quirk of fate brought us to the right place at the right time.

Territorial wars – Camera technical settings:

  • Camera – Canon 7D MK II
  • Lens – Canon 400mm F 2.8 IS USM L MK II with a + 2.0 Extender
  • Aperture – F8
  • ISO – 800
  • Shutter Speed – 1/1000th second
  • Exposure Compensation – +2/3 Ev
  • Post Processing – Lightroom CC and Canon Digital Photo Professional 4

To see what happens, enjoy the video story and please share your thoughts and impressions about my piece, Territorial Wars – a balancing act.

Thank you for your interest – Andrew

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Kindly edited by Peter Ucko

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Safrea or its members.


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