June 24, 2014

Leopard in Botswana

Photograph by Chris Schmid

A leopard stretches high on a tree branch in the Okavango Delta of Botswana. Unlike lions or cheetahs, leopards are solitary, even secretive, cats. The Okavango is one of the largest inland deltas on Earth—an alluvial fan of more than 10,000 square miles—and it supports a rich diversity of life.

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