A photo of big cats has gone viral after a wildlife photographer captured stunning images of a leopard and a black panther.
The astonishing pictures were taken by Mithun H, who was lucky to be able to document the pair who he has hailed as ‘The Eternal Couple’.
Over the last four years, the eternal couple is said to have been mates for some time after being spotted many times together roaming around the jungles of Kabini in Karnatak, India.
While Mithun had already previously caught Saaya, the panther and Cleopatra, the leopard on photos as individuals, this is the first time he managed to take a photo of them as a couple, and the results are absolutely stunning.
“Saaya and Cleopatra have been courting for 4 years now and whenever they are together it’s a sight to behold,” Mithun said on Instagram.
“The forest comes alive as they trot nonchalantly in his fabled kingdom. Usually in the courting pairs generally it is the Male who takes charge and moves around with the female following close behind. But with this couple, it was definitely Cleo who was in charge while the Panther followed.”
“This was shot on a surreal winter morning when a single Deer alarm led me to this breathtaking sight”.
The pictures were taken at the Kabini Forest Reserve, which is one of the most popular wildlife destinations in Karnataka. Unsurprisingly, the Instagram post has been flooded with comments from people who were amazed by the breathtaking photos.