Shutterbug Photo of the Day: “Veiled” by Lorenzo Cassina

We’ve chosen Lorenzo Cassina’s touching images of animals many times as our Shutterbug Photo of the Day and he has delivered once again with this moody monochrome of a Florida panther.

“This is April, a young Florida Panther rescued and well cared at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida. A non-profit organization giving shelter, care, food, and love for life to animals in distress,” Cassina writes. “I am a proud volunteer bringing awareness of their silent work through my photography -”

Cassina shot the image with a Nikon D80 DSLR and Sigma 70-300 mm lens at 1/500 sec, f/5.6, ISO 250.

See a larger version of the photo in the Shutterbug Photo of the Day gallery here.

If you want to enter Shutterbug Photo of the Day, post an image in the Shutterbug Photo of the Day Gallery and include your real name and some background on the image (how and where it was shot; the story behind the image; gear and settings used etc.) in the description field to qualify.

We will select one Shutterbug Photo of the Day image every month to run as a full-page feature in the magazine.

Lorenzo Cassina's picture

Many thanks to the Editors and Shutterbug for this honor. Much appreciated!
Since taking this shot it became one of my favorites, moreover because April is no longer with us and will always be remember. Flamingo Gardens gave her a home, much care, and lots of love. Unfortunately her injuries took a toll on her and hope she is in peace.

Carol Eade's picture

Congratulations on your Photo of the Day, Lorenzo. You captured a beautiful shot of April. Her story is so sad and I hope she is at peace now. ~Carol

Lorenzo Cassina's picture

Thank you Carol and glad to see you here too. So happy you joined this great magazine. Looking forward to see your wonderful work.
And thank you for your nice comment. Yes, April will always be remembered and sure she is in good hands. Best, Lorenzo