Drawing (Print) – The Silent Assassin


The leopard is Africa’s silent assassin. They are secretive and elusive and highly adaptable. They can live in a huge range of habitats; from hot, dry Kalahari sands to lush, wet mountain forests. They can also sometimes live right on our doorsteps without us even knowing. There is a story of a wildlife researcher living in Nairobi where he was writing a thesis on the fact that leopards were disappearing from most of their habitats, not realizing that within a few kilometres of his home, wild leopards were roaming suburban streets at night, living on domestic dogs and chickens.

I took the photograph that inspired this drawing in the Satara region of the Kruger National Park. It was mid-morning, a time when most leopards are fast asleep but this female had other ideas. She had stationed herself on top of an anthill overlooking a waterhole and was keeping a careful eye out for any potential prey. She was unconcerned about my presence, only glancing occasionally in my direction to ensure I was not going to spoil her hunt.

Size: 600mm x 900mm

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Signed, limited edition archival print on 300 GSM 100% cotton paper from an original raw umber pencil on rice paper drawing. The print run is limited to 250.

The print is delivered rolled in a tube, ready for framing or mounting. Free worldwide delivery.


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Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 90 × 60 × 1 cm

600MM X 900MM


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