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Sri Lankan Leopard portrait  BestZOO,Geotagged,HDR,Panthera pardus kotiya,Sri Lankan Leopard,The Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Very nice portrait, love the compo and colors! Posted 9 years ago
    1. Thanks Wendy! Posted 9 years ago
  2. Woww !
    Posted 9 years ago
  3. The essence of animal focus, great shot! Mysterious DOF, well lighted. Posted 9 years ago, modified 9 years ago
    1. I did not notice your HDR move, I'll definitely give HDR on single RAW (copied and adujsted) a try. Sometimes I reckon it is necessary, for example when a living subject does not want to freezeframe voluntarily:)
      In this case, is there a lot of difference between a normal EV shot and the HDR modded one?
      Posted 9 years ago
      1. Yes, in this example the difference is huge. The original is much more "flat", lacking the dynamic range of this pimped shot. Posted 9 years ago
        1. To be honest I cannot wait till tonight. Will I find some time:)? Posted 9 years ago
  4. From today's JungleDragon Facebook post:

    "Sri Lankan Leopards (Panthera pardus kotiya) are stealthy and athletic apex predators. They can run in bursts of 36 mph (58 km), leap 20 ft (6 m) in a single bound, and jump 10 ft (3 m) straight up! They once lived in all habitats on the island, but are now confined to the highly fragmented central hills. Despite their adaptability, leopards are the most persecuted large cat in the world. The Sri Lankan leopard, which is one of nine leopard subspecies, is native to Sri Lanka. It is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List with the wild population estimated at only 700–950 individuals. The species is threatened by illegal killing for body parts, conflict with humans, bushmeat poaching, habitat fragmentation, and trophy hunting. However, there is hope! The protection of leopards and their habitat is improving through conservation efforts. Thanks to these efforts, leopards will hopefully have something to “stalk about” for years to come. {Spotted by JungleDragon founder, Ferdy Christant} #JungleDragon"
    Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you for that post, Christine, well written as always! Posted 2 years ago
      1. You’re welcome:) Posted 2 years ago

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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 Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jun 2, 2012. Captured Apr 21, 2012 14:11 in Molenkampseweg, 5681 Best, The Netherlands.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO250
  • 450mm