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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Early Leopard Gets the Warthog

Early Leopard Gets the Warthog except not in this case: this leopard got up early to keep a vigil outside an old termite mound that had become the home of a family of warthogs, but nary a warthog popped their head out. By the time we left, he had fallen asleep on the top of the mound, with no breakfast to sleep off.

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Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 07.2017
Photo Location: Sabi Sabi Earth Private Game Reserve, Kalahari Desert, South Africa
Camera: COOLPIX P900
Copyright: © Jeffrey Liroff