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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The simple elegance of the leopard

We found this leopard late one afternoon. She was heading to the river to hunt for the night. Her coat colors and background were complimentary and blended into one simple composition. The movement of her front leg accentuates the hump on her back to emphasize her lean and dangerous physique.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Zambia
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © charles young