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Closing in with that look in its eye...

By Fred263
Thanks for your clicks, comments & votes to my previous image & your continued support. I would especially like to thank Dave (HobbitDave) & Lillian for their treasured UAs.

I hope you may like the image of the Amur Leopard which is the second in my Big Cat series. It was taken at WHF, Big Cat Sanctuary at Smarden, Kent with Lillian & friends some years ago. These predators deserve our respect but sadly their numbers are in decline in the wild. The endangered cats are housed in large enclosures & are looked after well by their keepers at WHF.

The global phenomenon of also using big cats as status symbols is on the rise and is driven in part by owners wanting to show off their pets on social media. Also, high-end fashion brands use big cats as symbols of opulence in advertising. The international wildlife charity Born Free reports that there are tens of thousands of such animals in captivity worldwide.

Thanks for looking. I hope people power will cause things to change in this area in the future....

Tags: Amur leopard Captive animal Wildlife and nature Big Cat sanctuary

Voters: BillRookery, mike9005, rontear and 62 more

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Comments


28 Jul 2019 2:46PM
Great image
sparrowhawk Plus
13 282 2 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2019 2:57PM
incredibly beautiful creature and shot
DaveNewbury 4 5 3 England
28 Jul 2019 3:08PM
Great shot Fred. I'm pleased to see they have a good breeding programme at WHF
DaveN
28 Jul 2019 3:18PM
Stunning image. Well captured.
28 Jul 2019 3:18PM
Excellent detail captured image Fred.
Jeff. SmileSmile
28 Jul 2019 3:27PM
Excellent Fred, great pose and detail,
Fred.
adagio Plus
3 3 2 England
28 Jul 2019 3:32PM
Beautifully taken Fred......didn't want to use the word "shot" in this instance!!

Angela😄
Beautifully composed

Carole
28 Jul 2019 3:46PM
Looks like it wants to eat you, great capture.
laura1 17 8
28 Jul 2019 4:01PM
such beauty! better viewed large, those eyes are so captivating
and those big paws are so cute!

Laura
28 Jul 2019 4:33PM
Grear shot

Jan
davyskid 4 2 Scotland
28 Jul 2019 4:44PM
Excellent capture got his eye on you !!! Fred
Davy
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2019 4:50PM
A super capture Fred
Ju
28 Jul 2019 4:54PM
Fearsome looking cat but beautiful nevertheless,Fred.SmileSmileSmile
28 Jul 2019 5:08PM
Great eye contact.

Lory
Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
28 Jul 2019 5:55PM
Great photo Fred!

Arne
Mike_Smith Plus
14 829 2 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2019 7:26PM
Stunning sharp capture Fred, an amazing and beautiful animal
28 Jul 2019 8:06PM
A beauty Fred..Lin
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2019 10:20PM
You have my award again Fred, what a great image
the eyes are well focused, and another memory for us
28 Jul 2019 11:42PM
An excellent image Fred. Taken and processed wonderfully. Pam
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2019 12:20AM
Amazing... Wonderful shot...
Isabel GrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 170 16 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2019 9:35AM
Excellent FredSmileSmile

Cliff
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2019 10:45AM
Superb image Fred.
KateGrin
clicknimagine Plus
11 915 105 India
29 Jul 2019 11:14AM
Wonderful...
bliba Plus
16 2 Austria
29 Jul 2019 2:45PM
superb
29 Jul 2019 5:23PM
Top shot, Fred, wonderful 🏆

Dave
mistere Plus
8 9 4 England
29 Jul 2019 6:10PM
Excellent Fred, a superb capture. Well done.

Dave.
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
29 Jul 2019 9:00PM
Cracking good image Fred. Wonderful big cat member.
Ron

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