13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Prey enjoys freedom and the predator lazes

Here is the image of the a leopard sleeping on the rock while the Peacock tries to go to the top and see if the grass is greener on the other side. The 2 peacocks that suddenly came into the area while the leopard was awake and watching its small cubs on the other side of the rock, waited with all the patience. Once the head of the leopard went down to rest, the brave peacock went up to check out. We were hoping for some action, but the predator was I believe not hungry and was too lazy.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Yala, Sri Lanka
Camera: NIKON D4S
Copyright: © Pallavi Kaiwar