This photo is one of 3 images that shows a leopard cub at dusk stretching itself fully. Reminiscent of the famous yoga position Vrishikt-Kasana, the pose mimics a scorpion ready to strike. Just like in the famous yoga position, one can see the leopard using its strong shoulder muscles and the flexibility of its torso. .. plus its long tail serves to provide the balance needed to stay steady on a thin tree branch!

In this image, the leopard has lifted one of its hind legs but it can still stay balanced due to a full curl of the tail … like an airplane rudder!