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Territorial wars – it's a balancing act

This 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 an area of 20500 km2  in northeastern South Africa, and extends 363 km from north to south and 68 km from east to west. It became South Africa’s first national park in 1926 and is roughly the size of Belgium. One never knows what you can expect to find on any given outing.

morning when we 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. Below are the technical settings for the images captured in the story.

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

Safari Greetings - Andrew

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