14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
We had been following a jaguar walking on the bank of the Cuiaba river for some time. The bank started to rise and we lost sight of him. We found him again after a few minutes. He was sitting low in high grass with only the top of his head apparent. As I started to put my handheld camera and its 800mm lens down my guide reminded me that jaguars like all cats were highly unpredictable. I picked it up again ignoring my lower back pain. A few minutes later he suddenly jumped high in the air and landed on a Capybara down in the river.
© Michel Zoghzoghi.
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||Nov. 15, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
||Canon EOS-1D X Mark II