14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

Leopards are spotted in Kruger National Park about every 7 days. There are only 120 left in the entire park, and they are very rarely seen up close as they are usually lounging in trees. After only 2 hours in the park we were extremely fortunate to see this leopard jump down from its perch and run across the road only a few feet away from our safari car while hunting impala. Sustainable travel to me is experiencing and interacting with an environment and the animals and people that inhabit it, and leaving it better off than you found it. That could be through volunteering, donating, and especially educating. In this case photography is a great way to get people interested in an animal, environment, or cause that needs attention.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2016
Date Uploaded: 06.2016
Photo Location: South Africa
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Copyright: © Grace Eggleston