17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Leopard scent marking

The female leopard appeared to be bothered by the scent of an animal, probably that of a male leopard that had visited the waterhole on the previous night. She spent some time rolling over the ground replacing it with her own scent.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Mkuze, South Africa
Camera: Canon EOS R
Copyright: © Alan Smith