The blue eye of this beautiful leopard is not a result of genetics. This unusual eye color is probably a consequence of a fight for territory with another leopard, during which he might have sustained an injury to his eye. This particular male leopard must indeed be a natural-born warrior, as evidenced by his feisty character and torn ears. He proudly wears his scars, like a soldier displaying his medals, testifying to his bravery.
Savuti, Botswana
FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS
400mm ƒ/3.5 1/1000 ISO 640