A large collared female leopard walks past a waterhole at one of the overnight hides in Zimanga. She proceeded to walk back into the darkness from whence she came. It was around five in the morning and we thought that that was all that we would see of her. However, after a few minutes she reappeared and started to drink. I presume that she was checking that there were no threats around when we first saw her. After slaking her thirst she spent time sniffing around the waterhole and rolling on the ground, using her scent to mask those that had come before her. I decided to take a wide shot of the scene because I wanted to emphasise the darkness of the night with a tiny area illuminated by the hide’s lights.