National Geographic

Image and text by @beverlyjoubert. Sea-green eyes stare out at us from an Acacia branch. This young leopard hasn’t seen much conflict in his life. The ears are intact and the nose remains unscarred. Leopards are astounding creatures- with their remarkable stealth they are still able to live undetected (at low numbers) in major cities. Due to their secrecy it’s not easy to determine their populations but we know that they are following the same downward trajectory as all big cats, as habitats change and prey disappears. Despite the difficulty in determining their populations, they are targeted by trophy hunters and poachers alike; their exquisite skins still desirable in some cultures. In this corner of the Okavango all hunting has been stopped for over a decade, poaching has been kept to an absolute minimum and we have been rewarded with frequent sights like these, of relaxed cats who are willing to share their space. Over their lifetimes big cats like these will bring in millions of dollars through photographic tourism, ensuring that their environment and ecosystem can be maintained in a world where human populations keep expanding and taking. #leopard #bigcats #thisismytrophy

Image and text by @beverlyjoubert. Sea-green eyes stare out at us from an Acacia branch. This young leopard hasn’t seen much conflict in his life. The ears are intact and the nose remains unscarred. Leopards are astounding creatures- with their remarkable stealth they are still able to live undetected (at low numbers) in major cities. Due to their secrecy it’s not easy to determine their populations but we know that they are following the same downward trajectory as all big cats, as habitats change and prey disappears. Despite the difficulty in determining their populations, they are targeted by trophy hunters and poachers alike; their exquisite skins still desirable in some cultures. In this corner of the Okavango all hunting has been stopped for over a decade, poaching has been kept to an absolute minimum and we have been rewarded with frequent sights like these, of relaxed cats who are willing to share their space. Over their lifetimes big cats like these will bring in millions of dollars through photographic tourism, ensuring that their environment and ecosystem can be maintained in a world where human populations keep expanding and taking. #leopard #bigcats #thisismytrophy

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@iam_kweenkatt

I love 😍 this 💋

@annamerlz

@angcantow hey how u doin lil mama lemme whisper is ya ear

@kalina_bean

Ok ok I kid this more like you❤️ @star_fucker27

@in_django

Hello my dear cousin!😃 🐯

@tmoses82309

GORGEOUS

@sarahpipano

Q lindooooo

@pefw15

So cool!!!!!🤩

@sagaylau

Wow precioso leopardo

@meraki_rae.x

I swear I have this look in my eye wowzer

@rosdcas

Wonderful

@sarah_batesp

Sooo cute

@txycv33

تعرف ليش انا اشوف ذا كله الي يستوي خير لانه الله حامني منك ويصير ذَا الشي عشان يكرهني فيك عشان انك انت بس تبغاني حال شي غير كذا لا وأقول الحمدالله @0.aaaa

@txycv33

ليش ما تسوي هنا بلوك بعد لانه تجيك رسائل مني على تلفونك،، شمعنى هذاك الواتس اب الي ينشك فيه وهنا لا @0.aaaa

@txycv33

على كل بلوك انت تسويه انا قلبي احسه بيطلع من صدري من ضيقه مع اني اكون حاطة ف بالي انه بيجي، ليش ما الله يكتب ويتوقف ذا القلب عشان انا ما اعذب نفسي لانه ذي نفس أمانة رب العالمين @0.aaaa

@denizjacob

Güzel ama komik ha ha ha

@jeeti_sv

So beautifully captured

@jennifercoberley13

Beautiful picture. I'm surprised you could find one that doesn't have a tracking device.

@bertt.b

@merelvanoverbeek ik zie een dekbed

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