18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lovers' Quarrel

A rare sight of leopards mating in the Masai Mara. Due to the male's anatomy, the female often experiences pain during this process which leads to it ending in a fiery domestic dispute.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Kenya
Camera: NIKON D7500
Copyright: © Christian Tuckwell-Smith