16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The higher you go, the harder you fall...

Quintessence of power and agility, leopards are excellent tree climbers and they often hoist their kill to protect it from hyenas, lions and wild-dogs. This particular leopardess, either overestimated her climbing skills or underestimated the weight of the antelope, but she crashed down with a look of utmost surprise on her face! Upon landing, the leopard was unscathed and the antelope was still very dead.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Zambia
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Andre Erlich