Seeing an adult male leopard in its natural, wild setting is a real privilege. This adult male confidently walked by us in Sabi Sands reserve alongside Kruger.
To create this photopolymer etching I reduced the image to monochrome and removed the distracting background bush, to concentrate attention on the patterns and textures. It is surprising to watch such a large creature disappear into its surroundings. Cryptic colouring certainly works.
The image is printed on Somerset textured paper with intaglio black and red ink.