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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Early morning leopard

This young leopard was feeding up an acacia whilst its mother was keeping guard at the bottom of the tree. The young leopard had finished its meal but was a little unsure of how to get climb down and was pacing along one of the bigger branches before building up the courage for the decent.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Maasai Mara, Kenya
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Mark Walker