17th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
It was a quiet morning at Nagarahole Tiger Reserve, Karnataka. Sun was opening up, and mist from the night was clearing. As we drove through the woods we saw this beautiful leopardess perching on her favorite tree. Ever since I started wildlife photography, I dreamt of seeing leopard on a tree. But for me, it took over 3 years to find it. On that day I lived my dream by witnessing it, and that moment was truly magical indeed. I love everything about this picture: a prowling leopardess in its natural habitat, a beautiful tree with the white flowers, soft sunlight. It was just a perfect setting like a DREAM.
Photo of the Day: 05.24.19
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||May 15, 2019, 9:01 a.m.