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May 24
24-MAY-2012 © Walter O. Koenig

May 24


I went to the Zoo for a walk, where I ran into two photographer friends. We spent a few minutes watching the Amur Leopards play.
Not easy getting shots of them as they are in constant movement. When I was processing this I could see my reflection in his eyes.

A highly endangered big cat, it's natural habitat has been reduced to a small area where the borders of China, Russia and North Korea join.
Only about 35 remain in the wild, almost all in Russia.
These three juveniles are very active and playful.

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF
1/800s f/5.3 at 330.0mm iso4000 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Curt Knaus22-Jun-2012 03:03
A superb capture, Walter! My hat is off to you. BV.
Carl Carbone01-Jun-2012 03:25
Amazing shot, Walter. And look at all those much deserved comments filled with praise!
LeeG31-May-2012 04:58
The best! Awesome shot, Walter.
Yiannis Pavlis30-May-2012 01:20
Stunning Walter!!V
Mike Stobbs28-May-2012 00:20
roberta27-May-2012 04:43
Outstanding image.... so beautiful!
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)27-May-2012 04:37
Beautiful morning for me with this one! Thanks Walter...
Barry McCartney27-May-2012 04:25
LOVELY - great capture! BV
Sam Rua26-May-2012 17:45
Fantastic capture, Walter.
Christy VB26-May-2012 00:15
So good! Gotta love that expression.
Meggi Raeder25-May-2012 23:07
OMG, this is an incredible image - what a capture!
Lister25-May-2012 22:19
This image caught my eye ..... a great capture ... BIG vote,
Serena Bowles25-May-2012 20:32
Superb! V
C Ann How25-May-2012 19:12
Wow Walter, he sure is beautiful and what a wonderful capture! V
Bryan Murahashi25-May-2012 14:16
Wonderful look of curiosity in this excellent portrait. V
Hernan E. Enriquez25-May-2012 13:41
Fantastico! V
fdt25-May-2012 12:14
Superb shot. Great portrait. f
Gerda Kettner25-May-2012 11:14
sweet, very beautiful leopard
the look the leopard is giving you is priceless, V
Julie Tremblay25-May-2012 09:30
"Seen from this angle"... Beautiful capture. V.
René Gysi25-May-2012 07:48
Great pose and wonderful eye contact. Excellent portrait, Walter! V+
Mike H.25-May-2012 06:53
That over-the-shoulder look will get you every time.
Wonderful timing to get this!
peterjay4525-May-2012 02:42
Wow! This is truly a superb image. This momentary eye contact is amazing. V.
Larry Peterson25-May-2012 01:18
Wonderful pose, Walter. Beautiful image. V
LynnH25-May-2012 00:55
How fantastic and beautiful! Wow! :) V
Frank Brault24-May-2012 23:55
A terrific image and portrait. A marvelous pose! V
J S Quesada24-May-2012 23:37
Beautifully taken. Incredible portrait.
Karen Stuebing24-May-2012 23:04
I don't even know what to say about this photo. It leaves me speechless. I'm going to figure out a way to vote twice.
woody3424-May-2012 22:43
Amazing, such a beautiful animal and a wonderful capture from that angle..
lou_rozensteins24-May-2012 22:22
Beautiful ..... the eyes are so clear and detailed!
James Giovanni Pan24-May-2012 22:03
laine24-May-2012 21:33
What can I say other than outstanding and vote worthy!!
Sabine Stetson24-May-2012 21:27
Walter, you are such a totally lucky photographer...the right moment
is always on your side:))) totally awesome shot...and sweet too...
big V
J. Scott Coile24-May-2012 21:26
What a great look.
Mairéad24-May-2012 21:21
Wonderful pose and such a beautiful animal. V
John King24-May-2012 21:13
Astonishingly beautiful photograph Walter. I can't imagine a more endearing image of this beautiful cat. V++
Martin Lamoon24-May-2012 21:12
Excellent shot of the leopard looking back towards you. V
Patrick F24-May-2012 21:10
Wawh, beautiful captured, real amazing!!!!!! BV!
Apostolos Tikopoulos24-May-2012 21:08
Outstand ing portrait and great timing. v.
Helen Betts24-May-2012 20:58
What a wonderful pose you caught him in! Excellent and unique capture. V.
Phillip Normanton24-May-2012 20:54
Wow - that's a fab shot!!
Santi Bravo Figueras24-May-2012 20:10
Excellent angle!
Sofia Solomennikova24-May-2012 20:07
he could have played with you too :) horrible thing that they are about to extinct...
marie-jose wolff24-May-2012 20:03
what a beautiful animal, his eyes are amazing! V
John C. de Freitas24-May-2012 20:03
A wonderful photograph. Well it...V
John Reynolds24-May-2012 20:02
They are beautiful animals. V.
carabias24-May-2012 20:02
A photograph of pure gold. BV++++
Marc Demoulin24-May-2012 20:02
Amazing Walter!! vVv
Marc Demoulin24-May-2012 20:02
Amazing Walter!! vVv
Gérard Koehl24-May-2012 20:01
Fantastique... V
Rosi Blaurock24-May-2012 19:59
Excellent image!
Stephanie24-May-2012 19:56
Wow!!! He's the most beautiful big cat! Love the eye color and tilt of his head! V
Jim Coffman24-May-2012 19:56
A real nice shot,Walter!
Carl and Racine Erland24-May-2012 19:53
Amazing candid shot, wonderful intimate feel to the image. - Racine V
Tom LeRoy24-May-2012 19:50
Amazing pose so very unique. Stunning capture and like your reflection mirrored in the eyes!V!
janescottcumming24-May-2012 19:45
Love this shot Walter! Doesn't get much better than this. Such great eye contact and so nice and sharp! V
patou24-May-2012 19:45
Excellente prise de vue de ce léopard ( v )
Jola Dziubinska24-May-2012 19:45
Beautiful photo, great pov and details. V.
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