There are few creatures as gorgeous and elusive as the black leopard. In Africa, these magnificent cats are so rare as to be the stuff of legend. This is the story of a photographer’s singular quest to find one.
Will Burrard-Lucas’s love for leopards began during his childhood in Tanzania and propelled him into a career as a wildlife photographer. In his quest to create intimate portraits of animals, he developed innovative technology, including a remotely controlled camera buggy and a high-quality camera trap system for photographing nocturnal creatures.
Then, one day in 2018, he heard about sightings of a young African black leopard in Kenya. With the help of people from the local community, over the course of patient months, he succeeded in capturing a series of high-quality photographs of this extraordinary cat.
In this compelling and visually stunning book, Burrard-Lucas tells his story of creativity, entrepreneurship, and passion for nature. Over 100 photographs are printed throughout, including awe-inspiring images of lions and elephants, and never-before-seen pictures of the black leopard itself. This is both an adventure story, and a thrilling reminder of nature’s hidden wonders.