Red Panda, Sikkim
|Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan)
|Date Taken: 2014-04-28|
|Camera: Nikon D800|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2014-05-07 4:26|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The red panda lives in temperate climates - in deciduous and coniferous forests, usually with an understory of bamboo and hollow trees. This makes them a key species of these forests and indicators of forest health. They are found in the Himalayan region, in parts of Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and in the Indian states of Sikkim, West Bengal, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh and in southern China. Majority of the Indian population occurs in Arunachal Pradesh.|
Red panda, also known sometimes as cat bear and lesser panda, is largely herbivore. Slightly larger than a domestic cat, an adult red panda in the forest weighs around 4 kg. It has retractile claws and like the giant panda, it has a “false thumb” which is really an extension of the wrist bone. Thick fur on the soles offers protection from cold. The pelage is reddish – orange on the body with a long bushy tail. Their ears and areas around the eyes are white with black “tear drops” running from the eyes to the throat. These intricate white markings on the face of a red panda makes it most conspicuous. Both sexes are alike.
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- [2014-05-07 4:58]
Hi Subhash,this is a great scoop and a very rare specie,not often seen on TN.Beautiful capture despite the distance and the mouvement,the detail are impressive,great colors too and excellent contrast witht he blurred background.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Dear friend, Dr. Ranjan,
This is indeed a RARE species; only a few left in captivity.
Quite blurry ???
Otherwise quite good!!!
Best and most kind regards,
FANTASTIC image of a rare Red panda.......
Lucky you are to see such woinderful wild animals
and to take-it in photo, you shot the photo at the
best time while Red panda was passing by the dead
fallen tree, where with the animal and that
scenery are part of the big part of the photo's beauty, TFS