20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
First weeks

Photo of a few-week-old panda. The photo was taken at the Giant Panda Research Base in Chengdu. Pandas live in bamboo forests, located high in the mountains. The only place where the free-living animals can be admired is in China. At the center, females are artificially inseminated for breeding (pandas are lazy by nature and need help). The plan for the future is to open as many reserves as possible so that as many animals as possible live in the wild.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Chengdu, China
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Agnieszka Wieczorek