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08-MAY-2012 © Walter O. Koenig


Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis)

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.

(photographed through fence)

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF
1/250s f/5.3 at 280.0mm iso2000 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
C Ann How07-Jun-2012 22:38
Beautiful portrait of a magnificent cat! V
Frank Brault01-Jun-2012 01:34
A gorgeous animal and a fine portrait and pose. V
Norman Richard01-Jun-2012 00:31
His favorite pillow! as sharp as can be! V
woody3431-May-2012 22:20
Such a beautiful animal..lovely image..we humans have done some dreadful things to our animal populations...hope these guys survive..
Karen Stuebing31-May-2012 22:01
He looks so sweet and docile in this photo but I imagine that isn't the case. Wonderful pose with the branch and super detail. V.
Patricia Kay31-May-2012 19:53
Love this beautiful capture Walter...A wonderful leopard with amazing eyes...BV
carabias31-May-2012 19:53
Hay que proteger al leopardo. Su entorno natural hay que protegerlo, aunque suponga guerra con algunos "humanos criminales", humanos que al fín y al cabo son los auténticos salvajes. V
Colin Storey31-May-2012 18:13
Very nice image of this special leopard, what a great pose. v
John Reynolds31-May-2012 17:27
Beautiful creature. Well captured, Walter. V.
J. Scott Coile31-May-2012 16:59
I feel exactly this way today :-)
Gérard Koehl31-May-2012 16:42
Magnifique dans cette pose... V
Jim Coffman31-May-2012 16:12
Absolutely excellent,Walter!
globalgadabout31-May-2012 14:57
wonderful pose, relaxed yet so alert...the craters in the rock echo the leopard's spots...V
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