21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Coming Down

We spent the afternoon with this leopard as she was enjoying a meal up a tree. When she decided to come down, she noticed that it wasn't as easy. Half way down, she froze, raised her head and looked right at me, and continued her descent.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Kenya
Camera: NIKON Z 9
Copyright: © YARON SCHMID