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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Airborne

Young male leopard chasing Black-backed jackal away from his kill, an African Hare. The chase took three minutes and 56 frames. The leopard caught the jackal 4 times but could not finish him. The leopard finally gave up. They were flying across the Serengeti Plains so fast that this frame captured all 8 legs in the air.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: n/a, Tanzania
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Copyright: © Bernard Master