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Boris ready to pounce. He's staring off at Kia, which later resulted in [link] that shot.
He thinks he's so sneaky, Kia knew exactly where he was and proceed to teach him a lesson when he chased after her.

These guys number less than 40 in the wild and only a few hundred in captivity. An Amur Leopard National Park in Russia's far east has opened recently that will hopefully provide more protection for these cats. Greatest threats are habitat destruction and poaching.

For those that are interested, Amur leopard at the Tallinn Zoo gave birth to three cubs and there is a live stream in the den cam [link]

The Oregon Zoo provides a home for retired leopards no longer in the breeding program. Kia has had a number of cubs, and Boris...never really figured how things work. But the two do get along pretty well together.

Amur leopard
Panthera pardus orientalis
Oregon Zoo, Portland OR
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loopylass14uk Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Great shot of a gorgeous animal. I love leopards. I bet a hug from one would be amazing, before they ate you lol :lol:
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SilentWolFox Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. The perspective, the setting, the place, the animal^v^
It's a great photo, professional timing. Good job. It's could be great as a wall portrait ;]
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
Was pretty happy that these guys were up and around.
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ArtofBekSutton Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What an amazing photo
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ShiroIri Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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SafariBear Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant! And the eyes, so perfectly clear.
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Really gorgeous capture! :)
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wooo look at does eyes great capture
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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rydicanubis Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Oh my gods that nest cam.
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Joava Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that face! :)
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
He does have a pretty cute face :D
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Oct 24, 2011, 10:45:14 AM
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