BEST ANIMAL PHOTOS OF 2017-Jaguar

A 10-month-old jaguar cub is caught in the infrared beam of a camera trap as it returns to the safety of a tree in Brazil’s Pantanal region, the world’s largest tropical wetland and one of the last bastions for jaguars. Mothers coax cubs into climbing trees early on so they can learn to avoid predators.

PHOTOGRAPH BY STEVE WINTER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Best animal photos 2017 NATGEO