The whole of this morning safari in Kabini went without any special sightings and we embarked on this afternoon safari hoping to make up for the dry morning drive. And we struck gold when this huge male Leopard broke cover from the Lantana.

It stopped when it neared the road, to check if the coast is clear – giving us the opportunity for the feature image (first image of this post). Below is a different pose of the Leopard as he took another glance at us.

Once he was convinced that we weren’t going to bother him, he nonchalantly cross the road at his own measured pace.

After crossing the road, he gave us a parting shot, before disappearing into the Lantana on the other side of the road.