17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Stormy, Spotted Stare

One stormy morning in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa, we came upon a female leopard. She had just stolen a piece of a carcass from a hyena and quickly ran up a tree. As she turned to look back at the hyena, she looked directly at me and I was able to capture this moody picture.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Heidspruit, South Africa
Copyright: © Janice Katz
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