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“Resting leopard”, by guide Keith Connelly. Male leopard resting in a marula tree, where it is cooler, there are less flies, and he has a great vantage to look out for potential enemies and prey alike. Photographed at Lion Sands Game Reserve, South Africa.

"Resting leopard", by guide Keith Connelly. Male leopard resting in a marula tree, where it is cooler, there are less flies, and he has a great vantage to look out for potential enemies and prey alike. Photographed at Lion Sands Game Reserve, South Africa. (Keith Connelly / lionsands.com)