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Amur Leopard

By Kim Walton    
Amur Leopard
Although it is common for a leopard to be mistaken for a cheetah due to their spots, they can actually be easily distinguished. The leopard has a heavier, stockier body and has a larger head in proportion to its body, and has rosettes rather than dots.
This is one of the pair(brother and sister at Cotswold wildlife center)I don`t usually like these places however--this is well worth the visit,nice lay out,large variety of animals,well cared for(you can tell) we were there for 6 hours and could of spent longer --if it hadn`t of closed for the day!
A really wet day (well aren`t they all) with terrible low light .
f7.1 iso 800 camera set for shade---shot through glass.

Tags: Close-up and macro Amur leopard Pets and captive animals Cotswold wildlife center Wildlife and nature

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25 Jun 2007 5:06PM
Nice capture,
Fred.
jaspernina 14 1.0k Wales
25 Jun 2007 6:36PM
Lovely detail.
Thanks
Stephen
X5DJM 16 26 England
25 Jun 2007 7:49PM
Oh I know it's a leopard Kim...
You wont see any Leopard shots of mine. Why? because I haven't seen any, thanks for rubbing it in with a great shot of one. Smile
Guess what I'll be looking for this year. I like what you've done with the crop and D O F.
Nice one Kim...
Pegon 16 78 1 England
25 Jun 2007 8:05PM
Well caught Kim, excellent detail. It looks like he/she's spotted some food up above.
Pete.
Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
25 Jun 2007 8:19PM
Look at that cocentration. lovely capture.
Andy
Briwooly 15 454 6 England
25 Jun 2007 8:27PM
Like how you have composed this Kim nice work

Brian.......................
SherriG 15 1 England
25 Jun 2007 9:47PM
Beautiful shot viewed large. That eye is so clear!
Sherri
uggyy 15 2.1k 9 Scotland
26 Jun 2007 1:11AM
Well if it was in the wild, Im afraid I wouldnt want to find out about its spots close up Smile

I really like the unusual composition on it, well caught bro.

Tommy
wyatturp 16 2 England
29 Jun 2007 8:18AM
I love cat pictures must take some new pictures----click----sorry i could not meet you Kim

Doug

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