Failed Hunter

A very annoyed female leopard (Panthera Pardus) shows some deep bruises in her face, probably inflicted by a warthog after a failed hunt.

Warthogs' tusks are kept razor-sharp by constant friction with upper teeth, and can be a deadly defensive weapon.

The leopard is walking through a field burnt by a bushfire. The burned background further enhances an already dramatic image.

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Nikon F100, Nikkor 500mm F4, beanbag
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Date: 17/06/2005

Location: Kwando, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Photographer: Arturo de Frias

Failed Hunter

A very annoyed female leopard (Panthera Pardus) shows some deep bruises in her face, probably inflicted by a warthog after a failed hunt.

Warthogs' tusks are kept razor-sharp by constant friction with upper teeth, and can be a deadly defensive weapon.

The leopard is walking through a field burnt by a bushfire. The burned background further enhances an already dramatic image.

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Nikon F100, Nikkor 500mm F4, beanbag
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Date: 17/06/2005

Location: Kwando, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Photographer: Arturo de Frias