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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Epitome of Stealth

The dry season at Lunugamwehera National Park provides the perfect hunting grounds for the Sri Lankan Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) and I had the opportunity to witness one in a hunt. It was one of the most challenging shots that I had to endure in order to capture this perfectly camouflaged predator in action: cautiously approaching its prey (Peafowl). I was in awe by witnessing this predator's agile, focused and sharp movements when leopard was traversing through the dried grass.

TAGS: Leopard, Sri Lanka

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Member since 2016
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© Senthi Aathavan Senthilverl.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2019
Total Views: 10
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2019, 11:35 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 70D
Focal Length: 400mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO500
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PHOTO LOCATION Lunugamvehera, Sri Lanka