17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Eyes of the Jungle

A melanistic leopard roaming through the jungle in India wild and free. He is the eyes of the jungle and he's always watching, alert, and in-tune with his surroundings in order to survive. This beautiful Black Panther can easily go unnoticed with his impeccable camouflage capabilities and his survival depends on it. A sighting I will never forget.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Karnataka, India
Camera: NIKON D5