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The yawn This was a case of patience pays off...  I waited around for 30 mins for the leopard to move, and when it finally did, it was worth the wait! :)  Geotagged,India,Indian leopard,Panthera pardus fusca,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

The yawn

This was a case of patience pays off... I waited around for 30 mins for the leopard to move, and when it finally did, it was worth the wait! :)

    comments (6)

  1. Posted 4 years ago
    1. haha! :) Posted 4 years ago
  2. Love this...very nice Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks! :) It was a great trip! Posted 4 years ago
  3. Wow, the size of the leaves compared to the leopard makes the leopard look small. Posted 3 years ago
  4. great Posted one year 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 Aug 15, 2015. Captured Aug 12, 2015 07:11 in State Highway 33, Nuralakuppe, Karnataka 571114, India.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/4.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO1600
  • 500mm