Tell Us A Story Assignment Winner James Day

Congratulations to James Day for winning the Tell Us A Story Assignment with the image, “Life Is Good.” See more of James Day’s photography at

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Winner: "Life Is Good" By James Day


“This photo of two leopards relaxing in a tree, hence the title ‘Life is Good,’ was made on safari in the bush country of South Africa a few years ago,” says Day. “Earlier on this particular morning, my guide asked what I would like to see that day. I jokingly responded, ‘How about two leopards in a tree?’ I kid you not! It was magical when it actually happened. I haven't been able to predict the future since then.”

Nikon D600, Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR lens at 400mm. Exposure: 1/200 sec., f/8, ISO 800.