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Arabian Sand Cat

By SteveMoulding    
I've been away for a couple of days, a break from job searching and a bit of stressfree relaxation. Obviously I took my camera. I intend to catch up with your uploads from the past few days over the next few days, hopefully.
This is an Arabian Sand Cat, a very shy cat that, like every other cat, tends to sleep a lot of the day, so I had to wait to the very end of the day to see him/her and get a few shots.
Coming from desert areas, these cats have long, thick hair between the pads of the paws. This hair lies over the pads and acts as protection from the hot sand. Asthere is not much prey around in the desert, sand cats have excellent hearing to help them locate it. They can hear small animals moving about underground and dig them up.
Enjoy the rest of the week,
Best wishes,

Tags: General Feline Desert Cat Wild cat Landscape and travel Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature Arabia Sand Cat Arabian Sand Cat

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
17 Aug 2011 12:52PM
Great shot of it, beautiful eyes.........Sandy

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Anna62 6 1 Australia
17 Aug 2011 1:04PM
what an unusually beautiful cat Steve..well taken Smile
gingerdelight Plus
11 298 11 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2011 1:33PM
A superb close up Steve, well done!
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
17 Aug 2011 1:36PM
An excellent close-up, Steve. Carol
17 Aug 2011 1:57PM
Excellent close up capturing the crystal clear eyes and fine facial detail, Steve.
17 Aug 2011 2:12PM
Super close up with excellent detail.

JackieB Plus
7 18 3 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2011 2:28PM
Never seen or even heard of one these cats Steve. I am guessing it has rather large ears going on the broadness of the head above the eyes, and I just love its pert little nose. Excellent capture

EAS Plus
8 1 13 Scotland
17 Aug 2011 2:29PM
A most excellent close-up of a Cat I confess I never knew existed until now! Great info too, thank you.

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
17 Aug 2011 3:06PM
I am not the greatest cat fan but this is really beautifully composed. Great detail.

Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
17 Aug 2011 3:57PM
Hope the job seaching's going well Steve....

I want one!!!!!!!!
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2011 5:10PM
fantastic detail steve brilliant colours and tones love those eye's a stunner nice one Wink
Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2011 5:22PM
Lovely shot Steve, splendid detail and eyes
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2011 5:33PM
Such beautiful eyes. Carole
Super close up with great detail & tones, nice one!
Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
17 Aug 2011 6:35PM
Never heard tell of this particular breed Steve but it certainly is a most attractive little creature. Great portrait with amazing eyes.
tomcat Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2011 6:40PM
Don't you just want to cuddle himGrin

A fine portrait of a fine felineSmile

pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2011 8:19PM
beautiful moggy
17 Aug 2011 8:31PM
Lovely shot...
cassiecat Plus
9 39 46 England
17 Aug 2011 8:35PM
a fine capture. your patience was rewarded. lesley
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2011 9:31PM
Steve this is a great find, I have never heard of one before and you have a wonderful clear shot
17 Aug 2011 10:11PM
Hi Steve, love this shot very well done, regards gray.
A excellent close up great detail .
17 Aug 2011 11:06PM
Fabulous capture of this beautiful cat.
17 Aug 2011 11:38PM
Beautiful image well captured.
Allen, Grin
goso Plus
11 2 1 Australia
18 Aug 2011 2:52AM
Excellent puss-portrait Steve ...Bill
18 Aug 2011 7:43AM
A very good portrait of this cat and an excellent write up
18 Aug 2011 10:17AM
What a great shot Steve, WOW! those eyes!
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2011 12:23PM
Gorgeous eyes Smile
What a beautiful shot - the eyes are just captivating - wonderful and really enjoyed it. Hope it all goes well for you..Jo
18 Aug 2011 7:42PM
What a super capture. Great eyes,
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2011 8:25PM
super shot Steve and so sharp and well timed.

18 Aug 2011 8:52PM
Wonderful portrait image Steve,nice work mate Smile
Stunning image Seve.
18 Aug 2011 10:43PM
Beautiful image great eyes.Well taken Steve..Lin
Wonderful shot Steve !

SlowSong Plus
9 7.2k 30 England
19 Aug 2011 9:19AM
A face to melt the heart. So pretty.
teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
20 Aug 2011 2:39PM
Fascinating description and wonderful eyes, Steve - what a beautiful animal.
8 10 10 England
21 Aug 2011 8:08AM
Such a pretty animal and a lovely portrait you have achieved.
Great capture and interesting write up.
22 Aug 2011 7:49PM
oh wow this kitty is so darn cute, just love this - great shot Steve
Gezina Plus
11 3 6 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2011 10:33AM
Beautiful specimen and a good hunter by the sound of it - well captured Steve - Ina
25 Aug 2011 10:51PM
Love cats and this one has stunning eyes, well captured. RT
marktc Plus
7 99 15 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2011 5:52PM
What a stunning image... thanks for sharing...

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