The Leopard

“Massai-Mara” has been overexploited that only one or two Leopards are around, the Rhinos are long gone from here, and just early this year some”Herdmen” poisoned three Lions, in the fight between Nature and Human society the lifeless bodies of the Lions around the Mara Reserve is were the answers lies…

El parque “Massai-Mara” ha sido muy explotado, que solo uno o dos Leopardos quedan, los Rinocerontes se han ido de aquí. Al principio de este año algunos de los que llaman “Hombres de Rebaños” envenenaron a tres Leones. En la lucha entre la Naturaleza y la Sociedad humana la respuesta se encuentra en los cuerpos sin vida de los Leones envenenados cerca del “Massai-Mara.”

It was shortly before six that my Guide Mnanpaso Jackson answered a call, it was his cousin with the breaking news of the Leopard sight. People have had spend four years looking unsuccessfully after this grandiose animal. It was a frenetic and frenzy driving through out the river crossings and over bushes five or six feet high that went for around twenty long minutes, it was like the Dakar-Casablanca Rally. In my very first night at the “Massai-Mara” the Leopard show itself to me.

Fué un poco antes de las seis de la tarde cuando mi Guia Mnanpaso Jackson recibio un llamado de su primo con la noticia de que habian visto al Leopardo. Mucha gente ha pasado más de cuatro años en la busqueda de este Grandioso Animal. Después del llamado fueron más de veinte minutos de una carrera contra el tiempo, cruzando rios y manejando sobre arbustos como de dos metros de alto. Me imagino asi ha de ser el Rally Dakar-Casablanca.  En mi primer noche dentro del “Massai-Mara” el Leopardo se me mostro.

I saw her walking very slow to his view point of the river watching all around her territory, knowing the she was surrounded by around ten noisy machines the trucks and with more noise coming on every frame take on all those cameras, some even with a very annoying flash.

La vi caminar lentamente de su lugar de reposo hacia su punto de vigilancia de todo su territorio. Sabiendo que estaba rodeada de dies maquinas ruidosas, las camionetas y con más ruido proveniente de cada cuadro que todas esas camaras tomaban una especialmente molestando con su flash.

To my surpise the very last morning just before leaving the “Massai-Mara” came again to say goodbye. I was very, lucky too see her once more.

Para mi sorpresa y antes de salir del “Massai-Mara” el Leopardo salío de nuevo para decir adios. Fui muy afortunado de verla nuevamente.

This was a great encounter with the Leopard!!!

Este fué un buen encuentro con el Leopardo!!!

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About marcocastrophotography

An avid story teller I have my long time affair with photography on the film/analog era back in my home town México City; it was when I started to work on my craftsmanship, I moved to the digital revolution, producing and shooting my own personal assignments on still images and video as well for several clients around the Tri-State area where I am for hire!
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3 Responses to The Leopard

  1. Roxana Villalobos says:

    La suerte está de tu lado es tu mes fue tu regalo de cumpleaños!!

  2. Vicky Groner says:

    Estoy de acuerdo con Roxana, fué tu regalo de cumpleaños y de renacimiento….gggrrrrllllll!!!!!!!!!!…..

  3. Marco Castro says:

    Muchas gracias a las dos!!!

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