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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Her Throne

It was the last round of safari we had in our trip and all of us were super excited for the sightings we had till then. Very little knowing about what is in store for us we entered the back waters zone and quickly scanned all the major points for any cat movement just to realise that the entire zone is empty. Left with nothing to do we almost decided that it’s the end of our super run of sightings is when we got a call from the fellow travellers that they got to see the leopard resting on the tree and our driver has taken no chance in leaving the opportunity and started rushing to the spot. With in minutes we reached the point to just get amazed by this beauty. Perfect lighting, Perfect setting, Perfect range and icing on the cake was to have no rush around this gorgeous lady. Even this leopardess has treated us well by displaying very rare seen behaviour of her as seen in the pic. We spent around an hour with this beauty just making our memory cards go spaceless and finally left her alone to call off the day as the time was ticking off

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © Pavan ML