It was June 5, 2012 when we woke up very early (as you usually do when you're on safari). We had a quick breakfast and then left for the first game drive of the day. Considering the experience we had two nights before with the lions surrounding our camp, we all went out in hope of spotting lions. While following animal tracks we ended up finding something very special. At first it was very difficult to see. We'd come across a male leopard in the process of hunting. I have no words to express the beautiful scene.
Above: A leopard in the process of hunting
We were fortunate enough to capture the whole thing on camera from when we first saw the leopard jump from a tree and start walking towards the steenbok. We could easily count fifty of them, all very cautiously paying attention to their predator - the male leopard.
Above: The steenbok keeping their eyes on the leopard
The movements of the leopard and the steenbok were like a dance, where predator and prey were very carefully trying to do their best; one to kill and the other to escape.
Above: The leopard and steenbok dancing
We stayed as long as we could until our guide decided to not bother predator and prey anymore and we left. I have no doubt that the leopard succeeded. At least we were lucky enough to see the preparation and strategy of his hunting.