17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
At dinner with a leopard

That evening this majestic male leopard had quite a company during his tasty Oryx dinner: from one side there was me, silently and breathlessly taking photos of this amazing wildlife scene. On the other side two hungry brown hyenas, that patiently were waiting for the big cat to leave them some leftover. This temporary wildlife restaurant happened at the AfriCat Foundation, a Namibian non-profit organization. Its goal is to mitigate Human-Wildlife Conflict on commercial farmlands, through the education and research of large cat carnivores.

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Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Otjiwarongo, Namibia
Copyright: © Enrico Pescantini