This is a picture of David Ommanney, who was a professional hunter with the LAWRENCE - BROWN safari company during the golden age of safari hunting in Africa.
This man was nearly killed by a leopard in Manyara (now a national park). The leopard had been wounded by his client and during the follow up, Ommanney got severely mauled by the leopard. While on the way to the hospital in Arusha, his tracker Salim back in camp took his master's .30-06 and went after the leopard (the client had taken the PH to hospital). He too got mauled and just 2 hours after admitting Ommanney, his tracker was also brought to the hospital, mauled by the very same leopard!!
The leopard was brought to book 3 days later by a PH called Theo Potgieter from Nairobi as most of the top PH's were on Safari with clients. This story is well told in Frank C. Hibben's book 'Hunting in Africa'. Its under the chapter title, 'The killer leopard of Manyara'!!
What an amazing story!
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Some more vintage photos of wild Africa.