17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Wild velvet

A soft, perfect profile is the one which comes out from the front of the forest around the Mato Grosso, in Brazil: it’s the jaguar that my lens is framing; what a satisfying experience, as it was several exhaustive days I was looking for it, while waiting in the marshy zone of the Amazon River. And it was right in that moment while it was making royal but velvety steps, that the shot immortalised the adult jaguar which can weight up to 96kg and is a fierce predator. However, its elegance convey a whole other thing.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Brazil
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © marcello galleano