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Leopard Spotted-Kruger National Park, South Africa
Hiking in the Swiss Alps
Road trip self portrait.
Frog resting on a leaf
Carriage Ride In Central Park
Dinner?
Hiking in the Swiss Alps
Savage Pampa
THE TRANS
Lighting in Buckskin Gulch
Hiking in the Swiss Alps
Leopard Spotted-Kruger National Park, South Africa
Bird on a branch
Untitled, from the series Out of focus Portraits
Under the Bridge
Refugees, the journey of hope
Honey bee foraging on blanketflower (Gaillardia) in Vacaville, Calif.
Man Alone
duck an turtle sunning themselves
Sunset on the orchard
Hiking in the Swiss Alps
Choir of Penguins
Red Blooms
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Leopard Spotted-Kruger National Park, South Africa

My husband and I were on a mission to see one of the world’s endangered creatures- the leopard. After trekking all day in Kruger National Park and losing all hope of finding a leopard we heard a crackle up on a tree and looked up and saw movement on the tree branch. This creature was not immediately visible and camouflaged. Then we saw the tail and spots and knew we found a leopard. I could not see right away so I got my camera to zoom in and saw this beautiful leopard with a warthog up on the tree. The leopard noticed my movement and looked right at me. I thought I was going to die, I stayed as silent as possible and captured this image. Amazing beauty.

TAGS: Jungle, South Africa

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El Paso, Texas, United States of America
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© Georgina Panahi.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2015
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2016, 2:48 p.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, South Africa