17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

These two juvenile leopards (panthera pardus) had just followed their mother through a shallow pan filled with water. Not impressed with the mother's decision of getting wet the two cups found refuge on a low tree trunk where they took the time to clean themselves. Sitting on eye-level with us allowed us to get a much more intimate view of the the not just one, but two leopards.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Botswana
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © Janine Krayer