Manana is a wild leopard in Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa. Powerful, deadly and elusive, she could kill a man with ease, yet beside her sits John Varty (JV), unarmed and unharmed. JV is a renowned wildlife cameraman who has filmed her for the past 16 years.
Her life on camera reveals intimate insights into the world of leopards: the constant threat of other predators, the endless struggles to keep her kills, and the often tragic battles to protect her cubs.
JV witnesses remarkable behaviour rarely seen in the wild, from aerial attack on her prey from the tree tops, to consuming her own dead cub as part of a heart-rending grieving process.