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Rare Leopard Caught On Camera Wins Safari Photography Competition

by : Niamh Shackleton on : 09 May 2020 18:39
LeopardViewbug/Jam Press/@naturesart

An amazing photo of a leopard relaxing in a tree has won the Viewbugs Safari Wildlife Photo Contest.

The image by @naturesart entitled ‘Leopard at Rest’ beat several other photographers to be the Grand Jury Winner.

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Every year, thousands of eager tourists flock to the African Safari in hopes to capture the perfect wildlife shot.

With this in mind, Viewbug, a unique photography community and photo sharing site, created the competition so photographers could debut their work.

LeopardViewbug/Jam Press/@naturesart

While @naturesart won the title of Grand Jury Winner, the competition’s runners up and those who were allocated the ‘People’s Choice’ title also had their stunning photographs shared for everyone to see.

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The 21 image collection includes pictures of a heartwarming moment between a lioness and her cubs, a gorgeous photo of a cheetah with the moon in the background and an elephant having a stare off with what appears to be a warthog in the foreground.

NellyViewbug/Jam Press/Peter-Strydom
LionessViewbug/Jam Press/@KarenCelella
LeopardViewbug/Jam Press/@Carlos_Santero
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A personal favourite is of a leopard cup with giant blue eyes staring directly up at the camera, giving Puss In Boots’ famous stare a run for its money.

Blue eyesViewbug/Jam Press/@jimu247

One photographer captured an incredible silhouette image of a female lion perched on a rock against a captivating sunset.

LionViewbug/Jam Press/@kathrynsklenakdannay
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This photo shows a lone giraffe trotting against a field of grass in the beautiful safari landscape.

GiraffeeViewbug/Jam Press/@Sumeet_Mittal_Clicks

Here you’ll see a mother hyena grooming her young one in a loving display of affection.

JAm PressViewbug/Jam Press/@VanquishStudios
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An Instagram user managed to capture a magnificent image of a mother rhino walking next to her baby cub.

RhinosViewbug/Jam Press/@delhunter

These beautiful pictures of zebras at a drinking hole could easily be framed and hung on your dining room wall.

ZebrasViewbug/Jam Press/@ChrisIS
Zebras 2Viewbug/Jam Press/@moraleyder

You can see the rest of the stunning photos here.

If you have a story you want to tell, send it to UNILAD via [email protected]

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Niamh Shackleton

Niamh Shackleton is a pint sized person and journalist at UNILAD. After studying Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford, she did a year at Caters News Agency as a features writer in Birmingham before deciding that Manchester is (arguably) one of the best places in the world, and therefore moved back up north. She's also UNILAD's unofficial crazy animal lady.

Topics: Animals, Africa, Photography