Animals

By Jamie Smith

These incredible images show the moment two leopards came to blows.

The two brothers can be seen messing around in some of the shots, including the dramatic moment they jump onto one another.

The shots were taken at Samburu National Reserve in Kenya in June 2019 by US photographer Trish Hennessy, 61.

She said: “I think the leopards dancing on the rock are my favourite captures because it happened so fast.

“I wasn’t ready, and I kept thinking please let it be in focus’.

“I was taking the picture I remember feeling astonished that I was seeing this. This was my first day of safari.

“I wasn’t even sure my settings were correct.

“The two brothers started out in the brush and eventually climbed their way to the top of the rocks on the hill and continued to put on a show.

“I thought it was very courteous of them to come out from the brush and play in front of us with no distracting trees and bushes.

“When I took the pictures of the leopards, I cried with delight. It was a gift.”