On Saturday I like to indulge my love for big cats and today is no exception! Here's a shot of one of the Wildlife Heritage Foundation's Amur Leopards. I can identify most of their tigers now but not the the Amur Leopards so I'm not sure who this is. Suffice it to say they are very quick and fiesty and you need your wits about you!
It is thought that in the wild less than 50 of these amazing animals are left, living in a conservation area in Russia.
The Amur Leopard is the worlds most endangered cat.
They can run up to 37 mph for short periods and leap some 20 feet horizontally and 10 feet vertically. They are good strong climbers taking their kill up a tree to eat alone and can descend head first back down. Amur leopard feed mainly on on roe and sika deer.They have longer legs and fur in comparison with other leopard species, the fur varies from 2.5 in spring to 7.5 cm in winter allowing them to survive in the snowy cold climate.
Thanks for looking, available LARGE. Have a great weekend whatever you are doing.
|Camera:||Pentax K-m |
|Lens:||Pentax 50 -200DA |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|