One of the many images taken yesterday at the WHF in Kent in the company of fellow epzers Lillian, Val, Bob, Moira and Elaine.
The fishing cat lives throughout southern and south east Asian, the Himalayas in Nepal and is scattered throughout India. It attracts fish by lightly tapping the water's surface with its paw mimicking insect movements. The young reach adult size at less than 1 year of age, but little is known about the details of their reproductive or social behaviour in the wild. They are threatened in the wild by habitat loss and by hunting for food and their fur. When swimming, the fishing cat uses its short flattened tail like a rudder. They are one of only four cats which cannot retract its claws, along with cheetahs, flat headed and Iriomote cats.
Thanks for looking and for your time. Comments and criticisms are very welcome. The image is very noisy (although it's been through the denoiser) as it was shot at ISO 6400 (should I have denoised it a bit more?).
A big thank you to Moira Mrswoolybill for her UA for The wooden cross!
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