A young Caracal on mount Carmel.
Caracals are common wild in Israel , from the north to the southern deserts.
They are nocturnal animals but may be seen also on day time.
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Hanssie (10790) 2004-05-30 16:24
It looks very sweet, this beast of prey,
fantastic shot, great sharpness and nice pose !
elroyie (2750) 2004-05-30 16:26
Wow, what a great catch and also very good composed, how did you catch this caracal?
I saw them only twice, one in the safary and one dead in the Negev.
I think that you should sharpen it a little bit.
Gatis (925) 2004-05-30 16:28
Beautiful animal! Picture is not perfect but if you managed to get him in wilderness - this is quite fine!
milloup (1829) 2004-05-30 16:47
Very high cuteness factor in this photo, his facial expression is just gorgeous ;-) How close were you? If rather close, then maybe a bit of fill flash could have lit up the left side (his right side) of the face a bit.
veimann (1269) 2004-05-30 16:53
Oh! Bravo! Magnificent colors and composition. And your "photo model", is simply more tremendous is good!:)
Gaelle (753) 2004-05-30 17:44
It's so sweet ! Nice picture, I like the colors, particularly the sun light effect on the animal
RobBrown (1797) 2004-05-30 18:24
Very nice clear image of this young cat , thank you for sharring
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2004-05-30 18:47
Fantastic picture of this animal. He looks so lovely. You were ;ucky then, to catch one by daylight.
Good shot, good colours, nice PoV. And he;s really lovely.
manny (21833) 2004-05-31 2:50
Another excellent animal shot. I like your vertical composition as it makes the subject look dignified and proud. most of all, i like the colors.
avish (47) 2004-05-31 15:30
As common as caracals may be, I've never seen one in nature. This is not only a good picture, it's extremely cute as well. Sure, the pic lacks some sharpness, but that doesn't make it any less impressive.
PeterDF (421) 2005-10-13 10:31
That's a great photo of this little Caracal. They are a very beautiful cat, and it's a very nice composition to catch the Caracal right in between trunks of this tree.
BenKovski (1077) 2006-02-07 15:36
She's got the LOOK!!! You've taken the rare chance to photograph this cutie, lucky you! Congratulations
P.S. I would trim an inch from the top - too much tree distracts viewer's attention from her eyes
Liekje (574) 2007-05-10 14:01
It looks so cute!
Is this a predator?
Leah_ (16) 2007-05-24 16:08
How fortunate of you to have found such an exquisite model! I would crop the blurred upper portion of this picture to make the Caracal stand out more; otherwise, very cool picture!
JudyR (1671) 2010-10-07 12:35
Lovely creature, wonderfully photographed.
- Copyright: EYAL BARTOV (bartove) (2861)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2000-00-00
- Categories: Nature
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Animals : Babies, Wildlife in Israel, A shot to remember., Great animal photos 3 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-05-30 16:16
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