Life under stress
You might be a big and strong predator. You might think you're the boss of your large territory. It seems like you should live a peaceful and successful life. However, that's not the case... You always need to stay alert. Even though you're large and powerful, there are others even bigger than you. Your territory is like a tasty treat for other leopards. You often have to hunt for prey that can also harm you. All of these challenges make things difficult for you, and the history of the battles you've faced is visible on your face. Torn ears, wounded eye... And now you're wondering if that two-legged monkey with something big on its head is a threat to you ;)
Savuti, Botswana
FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS
400mm ƒ/5.0 1/1000 ISO 640