14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Dark Ghost

While on safari in the Nagarhole National Park, I heard loud growling and roaring, and knew that two leopards were fighting in the bushes, as the fighting stopped out came the rare and elusive Melanistic Leopard, commonly known as the Black Panther.

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Date Taken: 04.2016
Date Uploaded: 05.2016
Photo Location: Bangalore, India
Camera: NIKON D5
Copyright: © ANGAD ACHAPPA