Several trips to Africa previously had not rewarded me with any true sightings of the beautiful leopard. This trip I was determined would be different. A vigil each dusk often returned no results. Determined that my patience would be rewarded, I joined a group on a four hour 'stakeout' to capture a glimpse of this most elusive creature. Scanning undergrowth and craning necks towards the branches of leopard friendly trees, we saw nothing. Nothing! Then we turned a corner on our route homeward and there she was, seemingly waiting for us. Watching. Motionless. I stole this opportunity to make a lifelong dream come true and capture the moment I had always dreamed of - me..eye to eye with a leopard.