The leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) is a small wild cat of South and East Asia. Since 2002 it has been listed as Least Concern by IUCN as it is widely distributed but threatened by habitat loss and hunting in parts of its range. There are twelve leopard cat subspecies, which differ widely in appearance. The leopard cat's name is derived from the leopard-like spots prevalent in all subspecies, but its relation to the leopard is distant. (From Wikipedia)
Taken at the Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden at the Mirage Casino.
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rychem (25216) 2014-08-01 8:25
Wonderful, majestic animal! Great portrait, I feel I could pet it, or maybe not ... :)))
fritzi007 (7033) 2014-08-01 16:14
very good presentation and information, congratulations!
berek (40511) 2014-08-01 21:49
very impressive, a charming Asian leopard. the picture is very clear, beautiful colors and details. animals should be free :-) thamks for our sharing.
Have a nice weekend.
lousat (79165) 2014-08-02 2:02
Hi Eleu,it seems in pose only for you and your camera like a movie star,a magnificent portrait despite the difficult light,very good detail and bright colors too,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
ikeharel (59615) 2014-08-02 9:52
From far it looks calm and friendly, but after all we know how vicious and swift this animal can be, Eleu.
Its fur has outstanding texture, you so ell show in the photo.
Have a nice weekend,
Silvio1953 (125725) 2014-08-02 12:59
Ciao Eleu, great portrait of superb creature, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
abmdsudi (44844) 2014-08-03 17:02
This is a gorgeous big cat, stunning detail clarity and colour of a fine healthy looking leopard
Wonderful portrait, great eye contact, I like it
very much, an endearing image indeed. Congrats
miumiu (6113) 2014-08-04 5:28
What a wonderful animal!
l like the POV and sharpness of your photo.
Thanks for sharing!
Cricri (108775) 2014-08-04 9:20
Un tout mignon portrait , j'aime son regarde vers vous , la bouche entre ouverte :-), magnifique couleurs