18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Mossy Cover

A red panda slowly and tentatively descends a tree in a high alpine forest. In November, red pandas are busy feeding on berries and other plant growth before snows set in and make moving and feeding far more challenging.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Labahe, China
Copyright: © Jack Knoll