21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Stare

I was on an evening safari in the Kabini forest, it was raining moderately and we continued to search for our luck to spot some wild animals. As we moved further into the forest we heard the alarm call by deers and stopped our vehicle and waited patiently. We were looking into the direction of the call but no luck. after waiting some more time we moved further and luckily I spotted this beauty in the tree. What a sighting it was, my first ever Leopard sighting that too in the rain.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Karnataka, India
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Anandhu M