Big 5s

Carole Deschuymere

Photographer

“I love to photograph all wild cats and dogs but I have to say the leopard is the one I love the most. It’s such an elusive cat, and that makes me want to find it even more. Of course, you can see a lot of leopard pictures when they’re sleeping in trees. But when I find one, I stay with him all day. You never know what will happen.

I remember once in Savuti in Botswana, I waited the whole day by a tree. I could only see the tail of the leopard between the leaves. There was no shot at all. By sunset, other cars had arrived and left again. It was time to go back to the campsite. As I was just touching the key to start the car, I saw a flash as it jumped out of the tree right in front of me. He chased guinea fowl that had come from behind me, so I hadn’t noticed them. Just as I was about to give up, he came walking towards me with a dead guineafowl in his mouth, and I got the shot.”

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Photo by Carole Deschuymere

My Big 5

    Leopard
    Lion
    Wild Dog
    Cheetah
    Elephant

Carole Deschuymere

Photographer

“I love to photograph all wild cats and dogs but I have to say the leopard is the one I love the most. It’s such an elusive cat, and that makes me want to find it even more. Of course, you can see a lot of leopard pictures when they’re sleeping in trees. But when I find one, I stay with him all day. You never know what will happen.

I remember once in Savuti in Botswana, I waited the whole day by a tree. I could only see the tail of the leopard between the leaves. There was no shot at all. By sunset, other cars had arrived and left again. It was time to go back to the campsite. As I was just touching the key to start the car, I saw a flash as it jumped out of the tree right in front of me. He chased guinea fowl that had come from behind me, so I hadn’t noticed them. Just as I was about to give up, he came walking towards me with a dead guineafowl in his mouth, and I got the shot.”

Photo by Carole Deschuymere

My Big 5

    Leopard
    Lion
    Wild Dog
    Cheetah
    Elephant

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