21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Play Fighting

Completely unaware of our existence, a pair of juvenile vicuña was committed in a heated chasing game. Play fighting in the first years of life is essential to prepare animals for competitions in later life.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Copyright: © Eugene Foong Kiew Ngo