I have been shooting the great white sharks of South Africa for a decade now but this was my first safari at Kruger national park. I was on a drive at Mala Mala Game reserve and we happened upon two leopards mating. This was the immediate aftermath, as the female kicked the male off of her. Sunset was coming on strong so I had to ramp up the ISO to 2000. Got a strong series of photos, but this one was my favorite.

William Buchheit has been writing and photographing for newspapers in Upstate, South Carolina for 15 years.  In the last decade, he has done extensive work on the abandoned state hospitals of the American South and the predation behavior of South Africa’s great white shark.  His best work can be found on Instagram at williambuchheit.

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