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Monday, February 10, 2014

Jaguar Mating Dance

This image brought the Joe McDonald the 2014 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award; WINNER: Behavior: Mammals McDonald captured this image on the banks of Three Brothers River in Brazil’s Pantanal.

The story behind the photo is as follows:  McDonald and others were in a boat off the riverbank when a female jaguar (left) emerged from the brush and went to the river to drink.  Soon after, a male emerged, drank and approached the female.  She attacked and backed him into the brush, but soon after, both disappeared into the jungle together to continue to mating dance.