The panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca, lit. "black and white cat-foot"), also known as the giant panda to distinguish it from the unrelated red panda, is a bear native to south central China. It is easily recognized by the large, distinctive black patches around its eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. Though it belongs to the order Carnivora, the panda's diet is over 99% bamboo. Pandas in the wild will occasionally eat other grasses, wild tubers, or even meat in the form of birds, rodents or carrion. (From Wikipedia)
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jacquest (18927) 2014-01-18 7:48
An what he likes best. Nice picture of this panda framed with greenery. He looks quite relax.
rychem (37343) 2014-01-18 8:47
This is a cute Teddy Bear, young pandas are particulary nice, well seen, well done
photoray (13981) 2014-01-18 9:01
Interesting Panda portrait with the bamboo bush in front, and the bear nibbling his meal.
One of the major attractions at the San Diego Zoo.
My long haired calico cat must have some Panda blood, because she enjoys eating bamboo leaves from the garden.
Thanks for sharing,
lousat (92848) 2014-01-18 15:00
Hi Eleu,the panda are very rare and it's nice to see it on TE in this very interesting capture,it seems not interested to your camera but only to this delicious bamboo..ehhee...great capture,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
jhm (154508) 2014-01-19 3:41
Two time in the year I bring a visit to the Zoo in Belgium.
Also there see I almost same pictures with the bamboo as food for these Panda bear.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Lovely portrait, and perfect presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
parvatibb (1387) 2014-01-19 13:36
When I was at Washing DC for a conference I had the chance to visit the zoo and see 2 Pandas. They were rolling out and eating Bamboo. Felt very lucky to see them.
Cricri (120491) 2014-01-22 10:49
J'adore ces gros nounours :-) ces couleurs contrastantes du N/B, il semble ne pas faire attention a vous il est trop pris par la dégustation du bambou, belle présentation,
icesurfer (572) 2014-02-22 6:39
Great capture of this wonderful animal. Perfect DOF, with the panda _and_ the leaves in focus but the BG properly blurred. Not straightforward, at f/4.8. Also, to take this pic at 116mm you must have been quite close too! :)