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Persian Leopard(panthera pardus saxicolr

Persian Leopard(panthera pardus saxicolr
Photo Information
Copyright: Dan Bachmann (danbachmann) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 19 N: 151] (571)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-16
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Pentax *ist D, Tamron SP 90mm
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Santago Rare Leopard Project
Theme(s): Endangered, Felidae of the world: Second series [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-07 16:42
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Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Persian Leopard (panthera pardus saxicolor) live between Northern Iran and northwestern Afghanistan in mountain steppe and coniferous forest scrub - anywhere having a reasonable amount of cover, a supply of prey and freedom from excessive persecution.

This leopard is hunted for its fur and persecuted because of its attacks on livestock. It is also threatened by the loss and degradation of its habitat. Additional losses are caused by warfare in their range.

HEIGHT: 1.5 to 2.7 feet (.47 - .82 meters)
WEIGHT: 66 to 155 pounds (30 - 70 kg)
LIFESPAN: 12 years

(information above was from the Lowry Park Zoo website)

I find it difficult to determine the differnce between a Persian leopard and an African leopard due to their very close relation. It appears that the Persion leopards may be less orange.

This image was taken at the Santago Rare Leopard Project - a breeding program for rare leopards and big cats, not in the wild. For more information on the Santago Rare Leopard Project, read the travelogue on this site called "Santago Rare Leopard Project"

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Magnifique prise de cet animal majestueux, ce léopard est magnifique, à croire qu'il prend la pose exprès.
La qualité de la photo est parfaite, elle va direct dans mes favoris !
Felicitations Dan.

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  • Bac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 3 N: 33] (486)
  • [2004-08-07 17:35]

Très très belle phot, cet animal semble être très bien nourri et content de profiter du soleil

Dan, I wondered when will you show with your magnificent cats. The one is lovely. Excellent condition. The caretakers at Santago doesn't brush him do they ? ;)

Love the pose, great detail, great note.

Such an amazing beautiful animal, thanks for sharing.

Very nice cat.
Good pose , nice color.
Good note

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-08-08 7:36]

Excellent Dan. Maybe it would have bee better to include the whole beast or lose the back end entirely? Nice pose on the cat - looks like the leopard is going to sneeze.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-08-08 8:43]

Gran animal y gran imagen Dan.
este felino es una de esas especies que apena que estén en peligro por culpa del hombre.
Excelente encuadre, aunque coincido con PDP que hubiera sido perfecto que retrataras el animal completo incluyendo su cola.
Colores naturales y profundidad adecuada.

Great animal and great image Dan.
This feline is one of those species that cause sorrow that they are in danger because of the man.
Excellent frame, although I agree with PDP that had been perfect that you portrayed the complete animal including its tail.
Natural colors and suitable depth.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-08-08 10:57]

Another nice purdy tad. He looks very relaxed and natural. My only nit is the awkwarh crop position, but the turning head here is the culprit.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-08-08 12:09]

Fantastic photo Dan.
Really great composed, great details, and what a splendid colours, very good job you did here.

I already rated a few, but not this one, he's very angry, I can see, ooh, these panters, leopard and things are so beautiful !
Nice shot, but not as spectacular as on TL's...

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