Matsebe – Female Leopard Botswana

I have now finished my painting of Matsebe a beautiful female leopard that we followed for more than hour in Khwai National Park, Botswana last October. We had followed her through the woodland and sat patiently while she walked purposefully past our vehicle she was so close I could hardly breathe. 

She walked on and finally climbed a tree a few yards from where we sat in our vehicle. She moved this way and that changing position and gazing way off into the distance and then she turned and looked towards me, just before leaping down in an attempt to catch an Impala for her supper. This is the painting I have done from that special moment.