A triptich: To witness and photograph 3 Leopards (from L>R: male, female, cub) together in the same place for 5 days is most unusual. But there is an interesting probable explanation for this very rare occurrence. In the small area, each leopard knew and tolerated the other's presence. A big, mature male lying (L) in grass, an adult female (Ctr), and a juvenile male of approx.14 mos. (R), lies complacently by the waterhole. One would expect the big male to have driven off the youngster, or the latter, fearing for his safety, would have fled. The most likely explanation is that the big male had returned to mate again with the female. The youngster, being of an age when he would normally still be with his mother, and being a product of their previous mating, was tolerated by both adults. For 5 days we visited this 'family'. (There really is no such thing as a leopard 'family'. The male usually stays around for no more than a day or two. The mothers must raise the cubs entirely on their own). This was an event that even the owner of the lodge, and the guides had never before witnessed. [Deception Valley, Botswana].