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Scareface This tiger is called scarface, because of all the scares...  on his...  er.... face! :) It is one of the boldest Leopards in the park, and a favourite among many visitors! Geotagged,India,Indian leopard,John Rowell,Kabini,Panthera pardus fusca,Wildlife,Winter,adhocphotographer,redearth Click/tap to enlarge

Scareface

This tiger is called scarface, because of all the scares... on his... er.... face! :) It is one of the boldest Leopards in the park, and a favourite among many visitors!

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  1. Great shot. With Leopards being so elusively shy, this is really a fantastic shot. I can see he is old (but not extremely) due to the ear / skull comparison. We use this a lot in Africa. Proportionally, the ears will remain the same size, while the skull grows bigger with age. I know this method works with bears as well (although we dont have any in Africa). Great find. Posted 7 years ago
    1. Thanks... I've seen this guy a couple of times now... They are not so elusive in India, but thank you for the praise! :) Posted 7 years ago
  2. There is a local grizzly in Yellowstone that also goes by the name Scarface, for the same reasons. I have yet to see him, but I hear he is sight to see! Great shot, by the way! Posted 7 years ago, modified 7 years ago
    1. Thanks! :) Posted 7 years ago

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The Indian leopard is a leopard subspecies widely distributed on the Indian subcontinent and classified as ''Near Threatened'' by IUCN since 2008. The species ''Panthera pardus'' may soon qualify for the ''Vulnerable'' status due to habitat loss and fragmentation, heavy poaching for the illegal trade of skins and body parts in Asia, and persecution due to conflict situations. They are becoming increasingly rare outside protected areas. The trend of the population is decreasing.

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Uploaded Feb 23, 2015. Captured Feb 22, 2015 07:49 in State Highway 33, Nuralakuppe, Karnataka 571114, India.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/4.0
  • 1/1250s
  • ISO800
  • 500mm