21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Hmm! A hard climb ahead baby

This mother leopard had to really work hard to cox the skittish cub out of the bush and take it to a tree where she had hoisted a carcass earlier. After a great deal of encouragement, the young one managed to get just enough courage to come out of the bush and follow the mother up to the tree from where they were looking up to prepare their mind to clamber up.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Kenya
Camera: Canon EOS R6
Copyright: © Vinod C.L