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Amur Leopard cub (Panthera pardus orientalis - one of two born at the Wildlife Heritage foundation, These babies are very precious due to the precarious position of this species in the wild. It was an honour to be able to photograph them.

IUCN's 2000 Red List of Threatened Species classifies the subspecies as Critically Endangered, and the CITES has listed it on Appendix I.

The last remaining viable wild population, estimated 20-25 individuals, is found in a small area in the Russian Province of Primorsky Krai, between Vladivostok and the Chinese border.

In adjacent China, 7-12 scattered individuals are estimated to remain. In South Korea, the last record of an Amur leopard dates back to 1969, when a leopard was captured on the slopes of Odo Mountain, in South Kyongsang Province

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:31 Oct 2012 - 1:00 PM
Focal Length:220mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.2
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/4000sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Amur Leopard Cub
Username:ValSaxby ValSaxby
Uploaded:4 Nov 2012 - 9:04 AM
Tags:Amur leopard, Pets / captive animals, Whf, Wildlife / nature, Wildlife heritage foundation
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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 9:06 AM

Morning photo neighbour...And what a great image to be sitting next too!!!
Such a detailed little bundle of fur...that was continually on the move!
wonderfully captured Val
Lillian

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moiral
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4 Nov 2012 - 9:19 AM

Superb shot Val. Beautifully sharp and like that little paw in midair. Moira

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 9:23 AM

Super shot, lovely depth of colour too.

John Smile

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tedtoop
tedtoop e2 Member 3tedtoop vcard United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 - 9:37 AM

Just beautiful, lovely shot of this cub.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 10:14 AM

What a superb shot, Val: excellent.
Ronnie.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 10:58 AM

Excellent, excellent. excellent.Smile
Joan.

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bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 2bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 11:26 AM

Thats nice Val love what you have done to this to bring out teh fine detail.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 1:09 PM

Lovely vibrant colour and great detail. .....Sandy

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 1:51 PM

already a mean machine!

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 3:26 PM

Fine shot Val.
Ron

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 4:22 PM

You've managed a fine capture of this little chap walking around Val - just love all the detail in his fur and whiskers. Your description makes sobering reading - let's hope these survive and rear cubs of their own.
Ann

Last Modified By AnnChown at 4 Nov 2012 - 4:22 PM

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 8:55 PM

Excellent image Val and good defocused and dark b/g.
nicely framed with abit of space all around.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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PhilT2
PhilT2 e2 Member 498 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 12:00 PM

What a wonderful capture.

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