Leopard Strikes Buck From Tree

katma 10 Kas 2020
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We all know that “seizing the opportunity” can sometimes come with great rewards. Leopards are the best at seizing an opportunity, being one of Africa's most prominent opportunists. So, when a small buck walked under a tree a leopard was sleeping in, the leopard took up this opportunity for a meal!
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LatestSightings.com caught up with 31-year-old, family business owner in Cape Town - Mikhail Messaris (the filmmaker of this spectacular sighting) and, excitedly, he explained: “This happened on the Ngobeni loop, off the H14, between Mopani and Phalaborwa. My wife, Candice, and I were making our way out of the park through the Phalaborwa gate when we decided to have a last look for a male leopard known to reside there.”
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“We arrived at the Ngobeni loop shortly before lunchtime, a time when you would expect the big cats to be fast asleep. We spotted two other vehicles on the loop that had turned off their ignitions, obviously having spotted something. A few seconds later we realized they were not looking at the herd impala on the other side of the bank, but a male leopard standing in a tree seizing up his potential meals grazing below.”
“Over the next couple of minutes, he positioned himself in a way that would allow him to surprise a steenbok with an aerial attack. He demonstrated true patience by allowing the steenbok to be in just the right spot. Then, like a missile, he dive-bombed out the tree and landed directly on top of the steenbok sending the surrounding herd of impala into a complete snorting panic! The leopard then began making this way towards a big tree where he obviously enjoys his meals.”
“He easily cleared the small stream with his quarry before hoisting his meal. My wife and I have spent a fair amount of time traversing the central region of Kruger Park over the years, but we have had very few and far between sightings of big cats, let alone a hunt!”
“That thrilling moment of witnessing the drama unfolding before us will most certainly be hard to trump in the future. I don’t know how I managed to keep the camera so still?"
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  • sakimano


    17 gün önce

    filming vertical is criminal

  • mizzouuuu


    27 gün önce

    Leopard: did you get it on film?

  • Plex Global

    Plex Global

    Aylar önce

    Air strike 🤨

  • Viti Robins

    Viti Robins

    2 aylar önce

    What a masterful assassin!!!

  • Brandon Kehoe

    Brandon Kehoe

    2 aylar önce

    at least big cats put you to sleep before they really start hurting you. compared to be ripped up by a croc i would willingly give my neck to a big cat.

  • MovementExplore


    2 aylar önce


  • Sagar Patil

    Sagar Patil

    2 aylar önce

    Leopard, Starbucks and Tea

  • Sandarah Catmom

    Sandarah Catmom

    2 aylar önce

    Good job!

  • Francisco Sousa

    Francisco Sousa

    2 aylar önce

    Aí é um pulo a certeiro.

  • vega nube

    vega nube

    2 aylar önce


  • Deepak Arya

    Deepak Arya

    3 aylar önce

    Leopard: Watch me doing a 360.

  • Marcelo Silva oliveira

    Marcelo Silva oliveira

    3 aylar önce

    Algum brasileiro aqui ou e so eu mesmo

  • S E B B Y B A S T I A N

    S E B B Y B A S T I A N

    3 aylar önce

    They're used to being attacked from all sides but never would've excepted to be attacked from above

  • S E B B Y B A S T I A N

    S E B B Y B A S T I A N

    3 aylar önce

    That's least excepted place to be striked from up above

  • MR. LEE

    MR. LEE

    3 aylar önce

    When I bent down to jump i would blasted dirty wind

  • Afrojakano


    3 aylar önce

    Fresh organic meat

  • ken masters

    ken masters

    3 aylar önce

    the impala took off running before the leopard even hit the ground.

  • Deep Singh Gill

    Deep Singh Gill

    4 aylar önce

    I couldn't believe when Leopard jumped like 2 foot in air while carrying pretty much same weight as of his own body weight..
    Truly amazing Creature 😍

  • Dida S

    Dida S

    4 aylar önce

    How would you like your order?
    Leopard: Mr D, meet at the gate!

  • Jameel Far

    Jameel Far

    4 aylar önce

    hey assain creed fans so this is were air assasination was originally invented ubisoft got idea from this beasts

    • IsThisLoss


      4 aylar önce


  • Jameel Far

    Jameel Far

    4 aylar önce

    thats y leopard's are my fav wild animal's beautifull,stealthy,agile,dangerouse and superb hunter's

  • Crazy Villarruel

    Crazy Villarruel

    4 aylar önce

    Nothing is safe in the plains my friend that young buck had some bad luck .

  • Thorish


    4 aylar önce

    A Buck? That's not even a Quarter. 😏

  • CRD0204


    4 aylar önce

    There is no doubt, leopards are the ultimate cat

    • Jayson Mokhwanatsi

      Jayson Mokhwanatsi

      3 aylar önce

      @lavi chamchoun not even a cheetah?

  • Merlyn G

    Merlyn G

    4 aylar önce

    Psssh but yeah let’s see him do it with a bow.

  • Tallen Christodoulou

    Tallen Christodoulou

    4 aylar önce

    We have our next Assassins Creed protagonist

  • Shak


    4 aylar önce

    This how i drop in your gf DMs

  • George Kallis

    George Kallis

    4 aylar önce

    Should have taken this video in landscape.

  • Regina L. Miles

    Regina L. Miles

    4 aylar önce

    Dinner....Delivered To Your Tree.

  • jklhjkhkjh jklhkjh

    jklhjkhkjh jklhkjh

    4 aylar önce

    someone explains how you jump head first from a 4 meters high tree without dying?

    • i-mad


      2 aylar önce

      It helps if you land on your dinner....lol 🐾

  • Thomas Zarvis

    Thomas Zarvis

    5 aylar önce

    Yummy,dik dik buck ala serengeti.

  • Red Center

    Red Center

    5 aylar önce

    The first vertically recorded video that I really liked! 👍👏🐆

  • buckskipper


    5 aylar önce

    P4P which big cat is the biggest freak of nature? Leopard Jaguar or Tiger? I want to say tiger but it just might be the leopard

  • 감희일기 Cat Diary

    감희일기 Cat Diary

    5 aylar önce

    Is it hard to find a baboon eating an Impala?

  • Nash Kar

    Nash Kar

    5 aylar önce

    Strike Buck 1

  • Jared Milton

    Jared Milton

    5 aylar önce

    What a catch!!

  • Antwan P.

    Antwan P.

    5 aylar önce

    Bro being a deer in the wild is the worst lmao 🤣

  • LA BoutaBagDoe

    LA BoutaBagDoe

    5 aylar önce

    lil afternoon snack

  • sukruoosten


    5 aylar önce

    power strength speed beauty what an incredible designed creature made by the Hands of the LORD GOD YHWH/YAH

  • Antonio Baugh

    Antonio Baugh

    5 aylar önce

    I wish the leopards were bigger so they could take on the lions

  • KCxStealth


    5 aylar önce

    If nature had a weekly Top 10 kills highlight reel, this would be up there. Possibly even #1.

  • Snow Dropper

    Snow Dropper

    5 aylar önce

    Death from above 💀

  • PrixlePraxle


    5 aylar önce

    Its amazing how animals like Leopards have so much patience when hunting. I could never.

  • Richard W

    Richard W

    5 aylar önce

    Enjoy your meal Mr. Leopard!

  • stnicholas54


    5 aylar önce

    That's the only way the leopard will have some peace to eat its dins. Up a tree and away from the Laughing Gang.

  • بشرى نصري

    بشرى نصري

    5 aylar önce

    Lion real fight Hyena, Lion want destroy Hyena to win prey The short life of Hyena

  • Julie Rios

    Julie Rios

    5 aylar önce

    Amazing. Dinner is served.

  • biplob shrivastava

    biplob shrivastava

    5 aylar önce

    Poor videography! Should zoom it

  • The Hound

    The Hound

    5 aylar önce


  • Jose M. Molina Ocampo

    Jose M. Molina Ocampo

    5 aylar önce

    Trees hurt you.

  • Captain Goomba

    Captain Goomba

    5 aylar önce

    Leopards are incredible predators, not to mention astounding athletes

  • Thatkidd Cheetahboy

    Thatkidd Cheetahboy

    5 aylar önce

    Dats sad :( but that’s how nature is

  • April Snyder

    April Snyder

    5 aylar önce

    I'm pretty sure this was in Djuma and it was on wild Earth on their Morning Drive

  • Zakir Hussain Panjwani

    Zakir Hussain Panjwani

    5 aylar önce

    2 different clips in 1,
    Leopard should have taken meal to the same tree,you are fooling people

  • Official 2021 5 hours

    Official 2021 5 hours

    5 aylar önce

    Leopard breakfast is top on tree.

  • oneshot_me


    5 aylar önce

    Enjoyed your video so I gave it a Thumbs Up

  • Mathiela Nkululeko

    Mathiela Nkululeko

    5 aylar önce

    Look at the leopard's tail

  • Narek Avetisyan

    Narek Avetisyan

    5 aylar önce

    Assassin's Creed: Africa

    • StormCom Donson

      StormCom Donson

      5 aylar önce

      I knew I wasn't the only one thinking that.

  • Shivar Roopnarain

    Shivar Roopnarain

    5 aylar önce

    Assassin's Creed air assassination🤩🤩😍😍😍

    • Jameel Far

      Jameel Far

      4 aylar önce

      hahaha!!! yeah true that lropard should be called edward kenway or bayek😂😂😂

  • AreOut


    5 aylar önce

    "I'm eagle now."

  • Anti Imperialism Channel

    Anti Imperialism Channel

    5 aylar önce

    He never saw that coming.

  • blazen


    5 aylar önce


  • ORYX Photo Tours

    ORYX Photo Tours

    5 aylar önce

    Seizing the moment indeed!

  • wild yala ramesh

    wild yala ramesh

    5 aylar önce


  • eddie mandujano

    eddie mandujano

    5 aylar önce

    They got food delivery in Africa savanna now too?, and it look pretty fresh too, all organic.

  • Fracassado Maldito

    Fracassado Maldito

    5 aylar önce

    a real ninja in nature

    • Tllwllw Sh2

      Tllwllw Sh2

      5 aylar önce

      A ninja WAS just a spy, not a hunter at all.

  • Aves


    5 aylar önce

    Wow, truely amazing! Buck never expected an attack from above.

  • RobberHD


    5 aylar önce

    Please if possible don’t cut out the leopard dragging the kill up the tree 🙌🏻😜 Great content 👍🏼

  • Tawfik Vargas

    Tawfik Vargas

    5 aylar önce

    When i see a leopard make effort to hunt his prey successfully i always say in my self plz climb the most next tree, cuz i know hyenas will come quickly

    • Asish Saikia

      Asish Saikia

      Aylar önce

      Same here.. Very anxious untill he climbs the teee

  • Regula Maria Koerner-Feierabend

    Regula Maria Koerner-Feierabend

    5 aylar önce


  • Salman Mujtaba

    Salman Mujtaba

    5 aylar önce

    And I thought my life was difficult.

  • Alan Foster

    Alan Foster

    5 aylar önce

    Great video...the best African wildlife channel. Thanks.
    I always imagine it taking place via an EV. No idling diesel noise....

  • Starman Crusader

    Starman Crusader

    5 aylar önce

    Leopards: nature’s ultimate assassin

  • Jamal Walls

    Jamal Walls

    5 aylar önce

    Looks like nothing for an animal such as this by that was pretty freaking high! Amazing to hear the prey after the leopard landing.😱😬



    5 aylar önce

    Death from above!

  • Nikola Andonovski

    Nikola Andonovski

    5 aylar önce

    Always good sightings from this channel great job

  • Adonis Limes

    Adonis Limes

    5 aylar önce

    Humans: HALO Drop
    Leopard: *hold my beer*

  • Chilipojkarna Karlsson

    Chilipojkarna Karlsson

    5 aylar önce

    Time to start using safari jeeps with electric motors. Can see leopard being disturbed several times when hearing diesel engine in background.

  • Lebohang Machaba

    Lebohang Machaba

    5 aylar önce

    Leopard is the sniper of the cat world

  • Bass Music Videos

    Bass Music Videos

    5 aylar önce


  • Joanne Liu

    Joanne Liu

    5 aylar önce

    wow, happy he get lunches 🐅👏😘

  • LouBizNess


    5 aylar önce

    The birds were trying to warn them

  • sonic baseball

    sonic baseball

    5 aylar önce

    Great strategy for a wild cat

  • Tie Dye Manatee

    Tie Dye Manatee

    5 aylar önce

    Now this... is a true hunter. Not a second wasted. Pure beauty. Thank you for this. Love the channel

  • Andrew Crowley

    Andrew Crowley

    5 aylar önce

    For all their ways of avoiding predators, African mammals still have one major weakness: they never look up.

  • Jack Fox

    Jack Fox

    5 aylar önce

    Leopards are the coolest big cats

  • Visões da Amazônia - Amazon Visions

    Visões da Amazônia - Amazon Visions

    5 aylar önce

    Great hunt! It can be said that death came from heaven.

  • yasinatchia


    5 aylar önce

    I'm glad you finally upload in 4K. I hope all your future videos will be in 4K.
    And never put music in your videos. Let it be original and simple.
    Keep up the good work. I love this channel.

  • Cintrón Productions

    Cintrón Productions

    5 aylar önce

    Absolutely nobody:
    Not even a single soul:

    • Animal Lover

      Animal Lover

      5 aylar önce

      @GanjaFarmer yes cuz I'm crazy about animals

    • GanjaFarmer


      5 aylar önce

      @Animal Lover must be your first time

    • Animal Lover

      Animal Lover

      5 aylar önce

      @Tie Dye Manatee no it isn't this made me laugh like crazy

    • Tie Dye Manatee

      Tie Dye Manatee

      5 aylar önce

      This comment is so old my friend

  • Afrika Korps

    Afrika Korps

    5 aylar önce

    Wonderfull leopard 👍👍

  • A K

    A K

    5 aylar önce

    Poor buck, bombarded from air,land and water, what stressful life.

  • Edmond Forster

    Edmond Forster

    5 aylar önce

    I miss those hyenas or those spotted wolves for dinner.

  • Magarat warrior

    Magarat warrior

    5 aylar önce

    Leopard is allrounder cat. Look live every good quality of big cats is mixed with leopard

  • Adam J Smith

    Adam J Smith

    5 aylar önce

    I think you need to rotate. Might just be me though.

    • Animal Lover

      Animal Lover

      5 aylar önce


  • ابوجنات محمد

    ابوجنات محمد

    5 aylar önce

    ahorrible jumping

  • Ry Acob

    Ry Acob

    5 aylar önce

    That's was a quick and perfect kill from the leopard. No chase occured and tireless catch. Definitely, numerous prey are not aware of predator watching from above and just waiting for the right moment to attack.

    • Alan Foster

      Alan Foster

      5 aylar önce

      Lotta times safari-goers forget to look...up. Guides so important.

  • Alvina Gallery

    Alvina Gallery

    5 aylar önce

    Leopard luar biasa

  • The Hh

    The Hh

    5 aylar önce


  • يوميات إيمي

    يوميات إيمي

    5 aylar önce


  • pavel datsyuk

    pavel datsyuk

    5 aylar önce

    Shouldn’t of been standing there!!