Wildlife photography often requires a lot of patience and a lot of luck. But those two things came together for photographer Mithun H, who captured this remarkable photo of a leopard and its black panther “shadow”.
Mithun H was shooting in the Kabini Forest Reserve in Karnataka, India, which is considered one of the country’s best wildlife parks.
“Saaya and Cleopatra have been courting since 4 years now and whenever they are together it’s a sight to behold,” Mithun writes about the photo, which he titled The Eternal Couple. “The forest comes alive as they trot nonchalantly in his fabled kingdom.