21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Leopard port teeth

During an afternoon drive in the Sabi Sands nature reserve we heard to growling of mating leopards. We went to look for the two leopards and we found them in a relatively open space on a termite mount. We waited and our patience was awarded with a few mating sessions in a clearing. Here is the female presenting herself to the male but as usual, he is not really interested at first showing it in this photo

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: South Africa
Camera: NIKON Z 6
Copyright: © Willem Kruger