16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Luxuriating Leopard

Watching this leopard groom itself on the top of a kopje was a privilege. Everything about his movements gave the impression that he was luxuriating on his rocky perch. The body language was relaxed and his process was meticulous.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Tanzania
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © Vicki Santello