16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Leopard with kill up a tree
This leopard had made a kill and dragged it up a tree to protect it from some other prey. He was keeping a close eye on it, coming down and going up. A hyena was circling the bottom of the tree getting some scraps. The big threat would be a lion, who would likely take it away. Amazing how every crumb of every kill is devoured, usually by several different species.
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||Nov. 23, 2018, 8:10 p.m.