The Indian Leopard in its most natural habitat.
I made this image in Gujarat's famous GIR forest in November 2012. We were tracing the calls of a sambar deer far away and then had to suddenly stop behind other jeeps. The other guides informed us that the leopard was accompanied by another one that disappeared into the grass in a jiffy.
This lovely creature had its attention pinned onto something far away in the opposite direction, I thought it was too occupied to look at us.
Soon though, it did look back at all jeeps and stunned me with that killer look.
After a few minutes, it carried on slowly into the dry grass in stalk mode. We moved on further as the leopard could not be seen, but were stopped for quite sometime by Deer and Langur alarm calls emanating from the direction the leopard had strayed into. What a moment it was!
Shutter 1/160 sec
Focal length- 250mm
Canon EOS 550D, 55-250mm