19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Leopard on the tree

On that day we got the update that a Leopard with kill was spotted up a tree. When we reached the spot, we were surprised to see two leopards instead of one on the tree. It was a mother and her 1year plus old cub. The cub was feed the carcass while the mother rested on another branch. The cub, due to the inexperience made a mess of it and the carcass fell to the ground. It soon came down and tried to hoist it. However, it didn’t have the strength to hoist it. This prompted the mother to come down. I shot this as she was coming down the tree trunk.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Masai Mara, Kenya
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Vinod C.L