Check my moustache
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The leopard (Panthera pardus) is one of the four 'big cats' of the genus Panthera. Originally, it was thought that a leopard was a hybrid between a lion and a panther, and the leopard's common name derives from this belief; leo is the Greek and Latin word for lion (Greek leon, λέων) and pard is an old term meaning panther. In fact, a "panther" can be any of several species of large felid. In North America, panther means puma and in South America a panther is a jaguar. Elsewhere in the world a panther is a leopard. Early naturalists distinguished between leopards and panthers not by color (a common misconception), but by the length of the tail - panthers having longer tails than leopards.|
I took this photo at the Maholoholo rehabilitation centre, South Africa. It was hand reared and cannot be returned to the wild.
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- [2006-10-25 6:09]
Willem - a lovely study of a beautiful creature. I like the composition and the framing and think the dappled light does the animal justice. Nice photo. TFS. Phil
- [2006-10-25 15:24]
Nice photo of this Leopard. Sharpness and DOF very good. Just think, if I had a moustache like that, I could be a seargent major in the army (lol)
Hi Willem, lovely shot and detail - you can see that soft fur around the neck - how wonderful to have raised such a magnificent male.. gorgeous tfs
Vous avez des bÍtes magnifiques et vous savez les photographier. Thomas