20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Leopard Relaxing

A young female leopard finds a bit of shade in the last afternoon. She settled down at the edge of the brush and sat still for a few minutes. The tsetse flies were bothersome, so she started flicking her tail to keep them away. Eventually they drove her (and us) away from the area.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Zambia
Camera: ILCE-7RM4
Copyright: © Beverly Houwing