July 29, 2014

Spotted

Photograph by Logan Watts, National Geographic Your Shot

A leopard gingerly crosses the branch of an acacia tree in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. “We were almost back to camp when someone in our party spotted this solitary leopard from well over a hundred meters,” writes Your Shot member Logan Watts. “As we slowly approached, it seemed relaxed and began to move up a branch in profile. The dappled foliage and powerful limbs of the acacia paired with the spotted muscular pose of the cat seemed fitting for black and white.”

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38 comments
Shawna Crozier
Shawna Crozier

Great choice going black and white. LOVE this photo. Thanks :")

Susan Gittens
Susan Gittens

Great shot! Love the effect of the choice to stay with b/w.  Good call!  Lovely capture!

Tina Wade-Lucas
Tina Wade-Lucas

OMG, that's a beautiful shot. I half expected Johnny Weismuller to jump out of the tree.

Julie Atchison
Julie Atchison

If anyone ever sees that coat on a human being, you have my permission to take it back with any amount of force necessary, even fatal.

Janice H.
Janice H.

Simply beautiful!           Wonderful photo.

Tex Vel
Tex Vel

Nice Picture in black and white...'just wondering what other animal is the leopard stalking for dinner...

Dale Carter
Dale Carter

That is the most beautiful and intriguing photos I've ever seen.

M. Clendenen
M. Clendenen

Black and white is perfect for this shot.

Bev Hennager
Bev Hennager

The patterns and textures are amazing but the intensity of his eyes is spell binding.

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

What a beautiful and graceful animal,beautifully photographed in the only colors needed, black and white.I love the result, so many thanks, in heaps.  j.e.s..........

Nilesh Kakade
Nilesh Kakade

Very good photo! And, especially it is more spellbinding as it is black and white.

Yolanda Patterson
Yolanda Patterson

Such an amazing animal, they blend into their environment so well. 


Heidi Murphy
Heidi Murphy

The use of black and white creates a far bigger statement that a color photograph would have done. The drama and majesty of the subject is brought into focus in a sharp and concise manner. It leaves the viewer to ponder place and time as well as the subject. 

Linda S.
Linda S.

Love this picture and the use of black and white. Great job!

Susan Gittens
Susan Gittens

@Tina Wade-Lucas  Ditto!  I totally expected to see him in the background, it has to be the b/w that reminds us of Tarzan!  It's a great shot!

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