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August 17

August 17

Play Time

The twin Jaguar Cubs frolic at the San Diego Zoo. They were born April 26.
They were not active long due to the heatwave we have been experiencing.

The image above was taken for the Weekly Informal Challenge (Week 123): "Spontaneous"

You can read the rules and check out images of other participants here

(Best viewed original size)

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF
1/400s f/5.3 at 360.0mm iso4000
(Photographed through mesh) full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Marco Valk22-Aug-2012 11:59
Adorable image
carol j. phipps21-Aug-2012 23:37
Beautiful animals.
Janet Donnelly20-Aug-2012 19:26
Wonderful catch ....... although I think that just about everything these little guys do is spontaneous! ~V~
Cindi Smith20-Aug-2012 12:53
Sweeeeeeeeeeeet! Love this shot of the two of them playing!
LeeG20-Aug-2012 04:12
What a cool shot, they look so peaceful and willing to pose for you.
Stephanie20-Aug-2012 00:08
What a beautiful pair of babies! Tack sharp image! BV++
Bryan Murahashi19-Aug-2012 04:35
Sweet shot. V
LynnH19-Aug-2012 01:59
Adorable. I love this playful and tender moment with the two of them. V
Ed McConnell19-Aug-2012 00:48
Fantastic shot, Walter...great color and markings
Jola Dziubinska18-Aug-2012 22:40
Fantastic shot, Walter. They are adorable! V.
sue anne18-Aug-2012 17:00
Chris(tine)18-Aug-2012 16:47
Just beautiful, natural behaviour.
J. Scott Coile18-Aug-2012 16:24
...and you spontaneously captured. :-)
Jeff Real18-Aug-2012 13:01
They look wonderful bathed in such beautiful light ~V~
Pierre18-Aug-2012 12:51
Un très beau portrait bien lumineux de ces deux magnifiques jaguars! V
pkocinski18-Aug-2012 12:37
Gorgeous animals - too bad they're not living in the wild though.
Tom LeRoy18-Aug-2012 10:03
Excellent catch, Walter. These two are stunning. V
John Reynolds18-Aug-2012 06:29
Gérard Koehl18-Aug-2012 06:18
Adorable... V
Sam Rua18-Aug-2012 05:46
Wow. Cute capture and nice close-up comp, Walter.
janescottcumming18-Aug-2012 02:21
Hey, they were born on my birthday! They sure are cute. A beautiful sharp photograph! V
larose forest photos18-Aug-2012 00:56
Ohhhh, they are so, so adorable!! I can hardly stop saying "ohhhhh". Fantastic shot of these gorgeous babies. VV
FrankB18-Aug-2012 00:36
Those paws tell you they will not grow up to be kitties!...beautiful shot of this beautiful pair Walter....V
Ken Chambers ARPS18-Aug-2012 00:01
Great picture Walter, but they don't look too happy wearing those thick coats in the heatwave...
Mike H.17-Aug-2012 23:54
One of those wonderful shots that makes you go, "Awww..."
Their eyes are just full of mischief -- terrific, Walter!!
woody3417-Aug-2012 23:26
Such beautiful animals ..hope they are always around with us...lovely capture...
Simon Chandler17-Aug-2012 22:24
A stunning image! Great clarity with rich tone. The pose of the subjects is unique and intimate. Excellent work. v
Wolfgang Bluhm17-Aug-2012 22:24
So cute. Great shot, Walter!
GeneWard17-Aug-2012 21:46
What a wonderful shot! V
Karen Stuebing17-Aug-2012 21:44
They're adorable. Great capture of them together and wonderful light and sharpness. V.
Laryl17-Aug-2012 21:28
they are so cool.. wish I could see them!
Colin Storey17-Aug-2012 21:26
Very cute and well taken image of these two. v
Raymond17-Aug-2012 20:56
So nice .. gorgeous little guys.
Dan Greenberg17-Aug-2012 20:55
Fantastic, Walter! It's like they let you into the enclosure with them. ~BV~
marie-jose wolff17-Aug-2012 20:35
their fur is gorgeous! V
Jim Coffman17-Aug-2012 20:33
They are beautiful!!!
Mairéad17-Aug-2012 20:23
They are so cute - great shot of them together. Love the details in their coats, V
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