Rare leopard sighting caught on stealth camera in India

Leopard in a tree
(Image credit: Getty Images)

You probably didn’t know this, but 03 May was International Leopard Day. It comes as no surprise, really – if there can be a World Naked Gardening Day (07 May) and National Bad Poetry Day (18 August), then why on earth can’t leopards have their day to shine, too? To mark the occasion, the Indian Forest Service (IFS) shared a video on Twitter of a leopard caught on a stealth camera.

You might not think catching a leopard on a trail camera is anything to shout about but, considering it was in an area where leopards aren’t even supposed to be, its presence is exciting. Leopards are also solitary creatures, so catching a glimpse of them on camera is rare, even photographers using some of the best cameras for wildlife photography struggle to spot them with their clever disguise. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.