LUNCH TOO MUCH OF A STRETCH
LEAPING leopards, that’s one lucky bird.
An Australian amateur photographer has captured the amazing moment a leopard leapt into the air to try to grab an unsuspecting stork straight out of the sky.
The hungry leopard had been hiding in the long grass, stalking its prey, before leaping into the air with outstretched paws.
But, with just millimetres to spare, the equally agile stork managed to escape — leaving the poor leopard to lick its lips and skulk away with its tail between its legs.
Aussie safari guest Paul Rifkin, 60, took the stunning action shot during a trip to Tanzania, while fellow traveller Lauren O’Dea, 32, from the NSW Central Coast, was able to capture all the drama of the cunning catch attempt and escape on video.
Australian Paul Rifkin’s amazing action shot.