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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Eye to Eye with a Jaguar

Pantanal, Brazil. We had been following a jaguar for sometime. He was walking on the river bank when he decided to cross. I was laying on the bottom of the boat, in a very uncomfortable position, trying to get as low an angle as possible. As he started to cross, he looked intensely in our direction for a very brief moment. I took the shot at this very moment.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Pantanal, Brazil
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © Michel Zoghzoghi