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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The spirit of the forest

In the intricate river banks of the Pantanal, a jaguar was lying behind the thick vegetation. Initially I could barely see a part of his mantle spotted with binoculars until he got up and it is put posing in the only aperture available.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Porto Jofre, Brazil
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Copyright: © Ivan Mazzon