16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
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After losing all hope and being totally dejected by not spotting a single leopard for 3 days, I decided to leave the forest reserve. Just before the outskirts of the jungle, while staring mindlessly towards the wilderness, I got a shock: a leopard sleeping on the branch of the tree. My disappointment was soon replaced by insuppressible glee as I was able to witness a leopard in its natural habitat and the leopard's cute antics during the rain at Lunugamwehera National Park – Sri Lanka.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Lunugamvehera , Sri Lanka
Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Copyright: © Senthi Aathavan Senthilverl