An image of the Far Eastern leopard Okhotsk captured by trail cameras at Land of the Leopard National Park has won in the Cats category of the Camera Trap 2015 first national contest.
Taken in the southern part of the national park near the Chinese border, the photo captures a glimpse of the animal that was named by Environment Minister Sergei Donskoi.
The contest was for images and footage of wild animals captured by camera traps from Russian nature reserves and national parks. The voting opened last May. Over 140 users sent 1,446 entries, including 405 video clips and 1,041 photos. The awards ceremony in 23 nominations will take place on 22 January 2016, at the opening of the third Russia's Primeval Nature festival.