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Food time! We heard alarm calls from the Chital and stopped...  Luck favoured us and a huge male leopard creeped out of the bushes our side of the deer, and started to stalk the deer! It did not culminate in a hunt, but the tensions was amazing to see! Great experience! Geotagged,Panthera pardus kotiya,Spring,Sri Lanka,Sri Lankan Leopard Click/tap to enlarge

Food time!

We heard alarm calls from the Chital and stopped... Luck favoured us and a huge male leopard creeped out of the bushes our side of the deer, and started to stalk the deer! It did not culminate in a hunt, but the tensions was amazing to see! Great experience!

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The Sri Lankan Leopard is a leopard subspecies native to Sri Lanka. Classified as ''Endangered'' by IUCN, the population is believed to be declining due to numerous threats including poaching for trade and human-leopard conflicts.

This subspecies is colloquially known as Kotiya in Sinhala and Siruththai in Tamil .

Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by JohnR
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By JohnR

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Uploaded Apr 26, 2016. Captured Apr 22, 2016 07:05 in Wilpattu Sanctuary Rd, Sri Lanka.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/4.0
  • 1/1600s
  • ISO400
  • 500mm