Leopards are the supreme masters of stealth and camouflage. Secretive and elusive, they're also the least-known of all Africa's big cats. Rarely active in the daytime, they're creatures of the night and this has made them impossible to observe by film-makers or scientists - until now. This programme follows a scientist in Namibia as he works with bushmen to unravel the' leopard's secrets. And state-of-the art video equipment is used in Zambia's South Luangwa Valley to obtain unique images of the leopard's night-time world. Combined with an amazing sound-track, the tension and suspense of the night is revealed for the first time as the antelope try to survive the long hours of darkness stalked by these most extraordinary cats. 'Leopard' comes from the BBC Wildlife Specials series. Each film is a masterpiece of expertise and innovation: award-winning cameramen using revolutionary filming techniques, backed by the latest scientific research, and each features one of nature's superstars, revealing aspects of its life that have never been seen before.
The hunting scenes are fantastic. Watch them in a quiet room with the lights low and you will not be able to breathe for fear of the life of the impala. When the cloud covers the moon and the leopard's incredible night vision competes with the impala's impressive senses of smell and hearing I could hardly bear to watch. They are not the most endearing cat or the most beautiful but their sight is special.