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Amur Leopard

By baclark
Hi everyone, thanks again for the good wishes for Tabitha after being attacked by a fox. She is slowly improving day by day and a super soaker water pistol is on order from a well known online site!

Today is another big cat from WHF in Kent, an Amur Leopard, I think this is the female Xizi.
With her partner Artur they are playing a vital role in keeping the Amur leopard species alive, they are part of the comprehensive Amur Leopard Conservation Programme, being 2 of around 170 in captivity in a carefully managed European Endangered Species Breeding Program. They had a pair of cubs about 18 months ago.
This is the world’s most endangered subspecies of cat.

Available as a mono in V2.
Have a great weekend all.

Tags: Kent Big cat Amur leopard Whf Pets and captive animals

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6 Mar 2010 9:20AM
Superb! What a wonderful creature. Great picture.

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Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 9:28AM
Barbara, WOW! this is fantastic!... so spot on ..excuse the 'pun' the details and eye contact, and the look "of hey you, shall we purrr?"
great colours and the background helps the colour of Xizi stand out so much, amazing beauty! forgot.. both superb could not possibly seperate..both winners!
6 Mar 2010 9:37AM
Cracking shot, I like the colour version best
rpba18205 8 1 4 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 9:37AM
Magnificent details. Beautifully taken.
challicew 9 1 1 South Africa
6 Mar 2010 9:39AM
Indeed...beautifully taken!
sherring 10 46 13 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 9:47AM
Very nice Indeed.

colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
6 Mar 2010 9:52AM
So very well captured the detail and eye contact grand , pleased Tabitha is slowly mending ! Colin
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
6 Mar 2010 9:54AM
Hi Barbara, great portrait might be seeing this soon perhaps ? Hope puss is on the mend. Have a great w/e see you Monday. Ron.
imagio 11 12 1 England
6 Mar 2010 10:01AM
Gorgeous cat and capture Barbara

wolf1 7 9 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 10:10AM
Great shot, pin sharp and great colours, v1 is my preferred shot.
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
6 Mar 2010 10:14AM
One very handsome feline! Wonderful image of her. Prefer V1, the coloured version, so no surprise there! Pity you can't introduce her to that fox on behalf of cats everywhere!!

DOGSBODY 9 1.4k 30 England
6 Mar 2010 10:15AM
Great shot of a leopard. Both versions work for me. Andy
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 10:56AM
Morning Barbara, what a gorgeous shot, stunning detail and colours, glad Tabitha is on the mend, have a great weekend.

Adderwatcher 8 60 19 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 12:47PM
Knew this was one of yours from the gallery! Beautiful capture. Glad to hear Tabitiah is getting better.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
6 Mar 2010 2:49PM
A cracking capture of this beautiful animal, Barbara. Think the colour V1 has to be my fave of the two.
Glad to hear your Tabitha is on the mend.
TrevB Smile
8 10 10 England
6 Mar 2010 3:11PM
Excellent capture of this endangered big cat, and glad to know Tabitha is on the mend.
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
6 Mar 2010 4:02PM
Good take of Xizi here,and she would be more effective in your garden,than any super soaker Barbara !!
franken Plus
15 4.4k 4 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 4:23PM
A stunning portrait; colour version for me.

tony64 13 204 9 England
6 Mar 2010 4:35PM
Beautiful work Barbara, always prefer these in colour, their coats are so gorgeous!
Dave_Holdham 8 4 1 Wales
6 Mar 2010 4:51PM
Superb capture, has to be v1, wonderful colours and detail
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 4:59PM
v1 for me today barbara wonderful colour cracking light a beautiful capture nice one Wink
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 5:01PM
mono for me .... lovely comp and capture

Excellent shot Barbara - like both versions

PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 6:10PM
Wonderful capture, I love both versions
Artangel 8 3 1 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 6:15PM
Wonderful detail and lovely eye contact. Romney
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
6 Mar 2010 6:24PM
Good shot, Barbara (for me the mono inches ahead), and I'm so glad to hear Tabitha's recovering Smile

SueTurner 13 81 3 England
6 Mar 2010 7:28PM
stunning shot, both versions equally good in their own right
tigertimb 9 40 66 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 8:59PM
Beautiful portrait Barbara, great eye contact and lovely details
6 Mar 2010 9:21PM
Love the leopard!!!

bpearson3 8 1 England
6 Mar 2010 10:17PM
Oh Wow - Barbara, this is a superb shot.
I always envy your big cat photos, they are spect-cat-ular ! Lol.

metro074 7 8 Australia
6 Mar 2010 10:20PM
baclark 8 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 10:49PM
Many thanks for the User Award Bev, I am really touched and so glad that you like Xizi too!
6 Mar 2010 11:16PM
Excellent image, love V1. Congratulations on your award, richly deserved.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2010 3:13PM
A superb image and it just HAS to be the coloured version for me.
jools59 8 4 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2010 5:46PM
Very nice details in this Barbara....well captured...Jools
7 Mar 2010 11:52PM
V1 - superb portrait of this beautiful creature
DanielD 7 1 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2010 12:43AM
wow- this picture is excellent. Brilliant captation - Very rear cat. Thank you for sharing. Smile

norton 13 6 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2010 8:05AM
Lovely detail and clarity,superb shot,well captured.................

gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2010 12:45PM
Superb detail v1 for me
Canadiann 7 2 Canada
8 Mar 2010 5:18PM
Wow a beauty of a shot, very well captured Love V1 but both really nice.
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2010 3:30PM
Excellent shot — it just needs a touch more depth of field to get the eyes and muzzle both sharp. #1's my favourite; the black and white needs the contrast pushing further to compensate for the lack of colour.
mrjt 11 United Kingdom
6 May 2010 7:10PM
Fantastic shot,

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