A World of Wild Moments

By Panthera


On World Photography Day, we want to see the wild through your eyes. We wished to acknowledge the photographers who make wildlife conservation come to life, so we held a contest on social media for the best wildlife photo and its accompanying story, and these three images were selected. It’s just a coincidence that they all were of cats!

Jaguar Pantanal

From Helen Drew on Twitter, few words were needed to describe this beautiful jaguar taking a dip in the water. A quintessential sight to behold in the Pantanal.


From Perry Webb on Facebook, a heartening window into the life of two young pumas: “We saw this family of pumas beside a lake just before we arrived at the estancia where we were staying. That was my first time to see an adult puma concolor in the wild, and it set the tone for the experience of a lifetime.”


From Klaus Dræby, a profile of the face of the Mexican jungle: “I am lucky enough to live in the forest of Calakmul, Campeche, Mexico. Just outside I made a small artificial lake, last year it was very dry, and a lot of wildlife came to drink, including this female jaguar, she came on a regular basis. I spend a lot of time with her and my camera, I was blown away having loads of eye contact moments, she was mostly calm, and accepted my presence…” 

We were truly blown away by these and all your submissions. Thank you to photographers who inspire us every single day to protect and defend wildlife. Everyone who participated takes part in that critical mission.