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Taken 11-Jun-15

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Keywords:Amur Leopard, Big Cat, Leopard, San Diego Zoo
Photo Info

Dimensions3017 x 2414
Original file size649 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken11-Jun-15 10:48
Date modified12-Jun-15 11:36
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D Mark II
Focal length300 mm
Max lens aperturef/6.2
Exposure1/640 at f/7.1
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 1250
Metering modePattern
Eyes on High Places

Eyes on High Places

Koshka the Amur Leopard

Each time I've visited the Amur leopard brothers in their new exhibit, they’ve been awake and moving through their new space. Both Koshka and Primorye have been taking advantage of all the climbing structures, at home on the branches high above it all. I’m guessing they’d give it a two-dewclaws up!
I feel so fortunate to see this beautiful creature, especially since there are so few. They are critically endangered and It’s estimated there are only about 57 individuals in their native Russia. I’m thankful for all the breeding and conservation organizations that are actively trying to secure a future for these precious cats, and for the San Diego Zoo for allowing us to appreciate them!