On that first trip with the E-M1 I met two leopards, not something I had experienced since April of 2010. The first one walked past when I was still recovering from the previous day's experience. I had an older 50-200 mm lens I carried as back up but forgot that all zoom lenses have a long ends to them! I got some pictures but it was too late by the time I realized that I was shooting at around 125 mm!! The very next morning, we had our second leopard of the trip and I, again, forgot that I had a tele-zoom and an in-body digital teleconvertor! So much for getting used to a prime.
Morning safaris are more for the birds but as we turned a corner on Wesley road, Bomma, our driver said. "Leopard." For a few seconds we were searching around us, and then we realized that the cat was in the grass ahead of us, marking territory as cats do!
At one point he moved onto the grass in the middle of the track, sprayed on it, and kept coming forward.
He wasn't taking his eyes off us. Perhaps he was curious to know what we'd do.
One withering look................
...............and a purposeful turn of the head before heading off away from us.
At touching distance he moved towards the lantana...........
...........and disappeared through a gap.