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Black Jaguar

By Fred263
Thanks for your clicks, comments & votes to my previous image for which I'm most appreciative.

I hope you may like my image today which was taken with Lillian & friends at WHF, Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden, Kent. I admire the tenacity of this Big Cat above all others and I respect it enormously - I don't think he had the same feelings for meGrin.Grin. He would not have hesitated to change from stealth to attack mode if I didn't move 2 metres away from the safety barrier pronto that separated us as he could easily have put his paw through the cage. This is the KING of the Jungle, a jungle VIP. I will always remember the moment when I moved back to a safer distance behind the safety barrier and lost my balance. Fortunately, no harm was done to my camera but my pride took a batteringBlushWink

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Tags: Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

Voters: cabbie, RobertTurley, sawsengee and 35 more

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sawsengee 14 6 40 Malaysia
5 Jul 2015 7:48AM
excellent seems to have torn out ears & about to pounce on you....fierce, yet magnificent Smile
Bantu 7 7 1 India
5 Jul 2015 8:08AM
Superb closeup,Fred.

Canonshots 10 206 13 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2015 8:10AM
The sense of menace is perfectly captured.
5 Jul 2015 8:16AM
Excellent Fred, great pose captured,
terryxc 8 7 England
5 Jul 2015 8:33AM
He's looking at you while licking his lips, you were definitely on his menu Smile Superb capture...

Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2015 9:01AM
Didn't you do well, she is a real bruiser!!
has a broken jaw and munched up ears due to always fighting
so now on her own... and she loves to 'frighten you' always the one to be wary of!
You did well with your fast moving and also got this great shot Fred
PranavMishra 8 52 18 India
5 Jul 2015 9:02AM
Grin Grin Grin

good one, Fred.. well might be a real sweet creature.. and of course your own tenacity is enormously respectable too.. you know.. the cat still sleeps well.. and the photographer spends so much time and works a lot all the time.. and from the side of the jaguar, from his side 'trust' is the name of the game.. maybe he was just coming to take your hand in his.. Grin
ColleenA Plus
8 483 7 Australia
5 Jul 2015 10:01AM
Wow she does look wonder you took a tumble backwards...great shot Fred
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2015 10:52AM
Great capture of this beautiful creature.

Thanks for sharing Fred.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
5 Jul 2015 11:47AM

Quote:Didn't you do well, she is a real bruiser!!
has a broken jaw and munched up ears due to always fighting
so now on her own... and she loves to 'frighten you' always the one to be wary of!
You did well with your fast moving and also got this great shot Fred

Thanks, Lillian for your valuable insight & knowledge about the animals at the Big Cat Sanctuary. I would like to add that Lillian dedicated an enclosure at this site in memory of her late husband but it has yet to be built by WHF and this does cause her some sadness.
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
5 Jul 2015 1:14PM
Looks hungry Fred, good job you had a barrier there, excellent capture.

5 Jul 2015 1:22PM
Top shot Fred, captured a great expression here.
9 3 8 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2015 4:24PM
From his expression I think he is eyeing you up as his next meal!Tongue
A great shotGrin
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2015 4:36PM
Great composition. You certainly were in the right spot at the right time. Well done.
JuBarney Plus
10 33 5 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2015 6:13PM
A splendid capture of that menacing stance
& lovely POV.
5 Jul 2015 6:32PM
Must have been rather scary being so close to such a ferocious animal. You've done really well here and managed to get a super shot!
5 Jul 2015 8:13PM
A really great close-up of this King-of-the-beasts, Fred, what a powerful animal! Given the chance he would probably eat DSLRs for breakfast Wink. Wonderful!

Dave Wink
cbrundage 8 4 United States
5 Jul 2015 8:41PM
Wow, love the menacing look!! Truly a warrior! Gorgeous photo!
5 Jul 2015 9:55PM
Super shot Fred. What an amazing animal. Cathy
capto Plus
9 6.7k 25 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2015 10:45PM
One scary cat. A brilliant capture.Smile
What a beautiful bird, great detail and such wonderful colours excellent capture, Fred. SmileSmileSmileSmile

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