14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Leopard in mourning

This lovely girl had lost her cub to a lion attack a few days before this was taken. She had been seen off and on walking in circles looking for her baby. There is a sadness in her eyes that conveys her grief and sorrow. And yet, she is still such a beautiful sight to behold.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Savute, Botswana
Copyright: © Kerie Wilson