"CAT FISHING", BY JAMES GIFFORD; WINNER, 'WILD CATS BEHAVIOURAL' AND 'AFRICAN WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR'.
"I waited two years to try to capture this behaviour, which is only possible when the Savute Channel in Botswana starts to recede, leaving the catfish stranded in the isolated pools of water. It wasn't until August in the second year when the conditions were right and, after many days waiting, I was finally rewarded with this female leopard jumping into the muddy pool with remarkable success. There are three related leopards in the area that are known to fish although they rarely try it in daylight. Not only is the behaviour remarkable, it has been learnt by the oldest female in the last five years as before that the channel had not flowed for 30 years. She has then taught it to two separate litters of offspring."