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Emergence Sitting, scanning the tree line, hoping, waiting and then finally emerging!  Geotagged,India,Indian leopard,John Rowell,Kabini,Panthera pardus fusca,Wildlife,Winter,adhocphotographer,redearth Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Now it's my turn to be jealous :P. This is at the top of my list for animals I want to see in the wild, and I love the composition :) Posted 7 years ago
    1. Hahaha... :) I love leopards... for your best chance, come to Kabini... there is a saying about this park "If you don't see a Tiger, you'll see a leopard!".

      :) Thanks for the comment!
      Posted 7 years ago
  2. Awesome that you also got a front shot. Posted 7 years ago
    1. This is where having sharp eyes and spotting it quickly is important! :) 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