The Sanjay Gandhi National Park Photography Contest 2015
Second Prize: Zeeshan Mirza
Wildlife biologists Zeeshan Mirza and Rajesh Sanap were out on a night stroll at an often-frequented trail in the Aarey Milk Colony located in the outskirts of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The female leopard Panthera pardus seen here, which had been continuously sighted for a week in the area, made its presence known by grunting. As the grunts got louder, Rajesh intuited that she would cross the road they were on, and true to his word, she did, allowing Zeeshan enough time to frame this image.
EXIF: Camera: Canon EOS 70D, ISO: 500, Shutter speed: 1/60 sec., Aperture: f/5.6, Focal length: 250 mm.