12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Leopard camouflaged in tree in Botswana

This was the first leopard that we spotted as we began our safari in Botswana. When first we picked him out from the branches of the tree, he was sleeping. As we watched, he woke and took stock of his surroundings, all the while remaining motionless. We were amazed at the beauty of the leopard and of how he was in harmony with the environment.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Linyanti Concession, Botswana
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
Copyright: © Leslie Geffen