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‘Son of Moya’ #12

This image was captured by Byron while leading a morning safari drive in the pristine wilderness of Timbavati, a Private Nature Reserve on the edges of the famous Kruger National Park. He had the privilege of observing this leopard and his sister growing up in 2019 under the excellent guidance of their mother, ‘Moya’ (translated to ‘spirit/soul’ in Shangaan/Xitsonga).

“At just over a year of age, the two siblings were beginning to explore their surroundings with more confidence while their mother was away, hunting for the three of them. In this particular encounter, the young male leopard led us to a dense area, sat at eye level in the dappled light, and displayed various facial expressions while grooming and yawning just a few meters from us. This is one of the most relaxed and confident leopards I’ve ever had the privilege of getting to know and that mostly comes down to how he has been raised by his mother. I’m sure he is now thriving in his own territory as he comes into his prime and I hope to meet him again someday.”

Creator

Byron Grobler

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A South African wildlife photographer, showcasing Africa’s wild beings. After four years of guiding guests from all over the world in some of the wildest areas of South Africa, Byron is now fully focused on his true passion for wildlife photography and the conservation of the wild spaces they inhabit.

Properties

Rights

Extended Editorial

Location

Timbavati, Greater Kruger, South Africa

Subject

Leopard

Genre

Wildlife

Date Created

09/02/2019

Camera Body

Canon 7d II

Lens

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS III USM

Edition

12/15

Dimensions

2617x3271

Filetype

JPG

License

Extended Editorial

Can be used to display privately, or in commercial and non-commercial settings, or in groups with an unlimited number of participants. The license includes unlimited use and display in virtual or physical galleries, documentaries, and essays by the NFT holder. Provides no rights to create commercial merchandise, commercial distribution, or derivative works.

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