Honorable Mention / 2021 / Nature / Wildlife

Perfect camouflage

  • Photographer
    Marcello Galleano

The powerful predator of the Andes is hungry, you can tell by its sharp and confident gaze.
The hunter is selecting its prey from a herd of guanacos, camouflaging itself at safe distance with great skill.
The colour of its short and soft coat resembles that of a lioness and makes the Cougar an integral part of the Torres del Paine vegetation. In its statuesque pose, between tall grass and rocks, it gives me a proud and elegant sense of strength and frozen majesty.