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Arabian Sand Cat II

By SteveMoulding    
This is another portrait of an Arabian Sand Cat, a very shy cat that, like every other cat, tends to sleep most of the day, so I had to wait to nearing feeding time 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. As there 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. Someone noted that the last image of one of these cats I hadn't shown the ears, so here they are. (No pun intended) Smile .
I hope you all had a great weekend despite the weather and enjoy the rest of the week,
Best wishes,

ps. I'm sorry to all those that already had voted and commented but I've had to delete and upload again to clear the ADULT image label. SORRY.

Tags: General Cat Landscape and travel Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature Arabian Sand Cat

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PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2011 2:11PM
Wonderful detailed image!

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EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
12 Sep 2011 2:20PM
That really is a quite wonderful little face, though I feel certain "cute" or "sweet" probably isn't accurate. A beautifully captured portrait and so well presented.

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2011 2:30PM
This really is an excellent portrait Steve, the more I see it, the more I like it. Superbly captured with wonderful detail.
JackieB 7 18 3 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2011 2:34PM
Magnificent animal...great capture

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
12 Sep 2011 3:11PM
Looks like he's just had a hair cut, Steve Smile Very well captured. Carol
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2011 3:17PM
She hasnt changed a hair ! Smile
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2011 3:52PM
what a pretty little face this has, you have really captured it so well and thank you for the information too, which was so interesting

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
12 Sep 2011 4:02PM
Hi Steve

If you go into the EDIT functions on your image and then into the EDIT OPTIONS tab, you can remove the adult rating without having to delete your image.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2011 4:11PM
Magnificent image Steve,
beautifully captured
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
12 Sep 2011 4:25PM
Delightful image.

Shellio 7 2 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2011 5:08PM
Wonderful image and presentation, Steve.
lianna 8 13 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2011 5:33PM
HAHA brilliant!!! a cracking pose and capture Smile x x x
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2011 5:53PM
A wonderful image - these cats are new to me, looks cute but tough!! Carole
12 Sep 2011 6:10PM
Wonderful detailed shot Steve and good write up.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
12 Sep 2011 7:23PM
What a stunning shot Steve. That is a fantastic animal.
12 Sep 2011 7:51PM
Great shot Steve - very well presented. Never seen one of these before. Thanks for the interesting info.

janty66 10 3 England
12 Sep 2011 7:53PM
Brilliant image....
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
12 Sep 2011 9:02PM
what a gorgeous looking on shot Grin
12 Sep 2011 9:18PM
A Real Beauty Steve,love the expression and fab eye contact mate Wink
12 Sep 2011 9:29PM
A great shot Steve well done..Lin
12 Sep 2011 11:40PM
Beautifully done - and those eyes, you have captured so very well..Jo
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2011 12:04AM
well caught looks really nice .

Ayoob 7 Australia
13 Sep 2011 4:56AM
Excellent shot and very well presented..........GrinGrinWink
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2011 6:54PM
What a purrrrrfect portrait Steve.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
16 Sep 2011 7:57PM
A terrific portrait Steve, the detail is immaculate and those eyes are fab. The epzers' are purring with approval
Techno Plus
9 2.7k 8 England
18 Sep 2011 12:09PM
Love the soft look to this works beautifully...
Regards Mal
JustDucky 7 8 Canada
16 Oct 2011 7:08PM
what a beautiful little face and you've captured it so well Steve

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