Thursday, 19 October 2017

PHOTOS: Stunning picture of one of only 80 of the rarest big cats living in wild

Amur leopards are the most endangered cat on the planet, but this shot is seen as 'the best ever taken' of the species by a photo trap.

The scientists have been for a long period seeking to 'catch' a leopard at this spot with a magnificent background of mountain cliffs, and finally did so.

The stunning image is the pride of the Land of the Leopard nature reserve in the Russian Far East has been sent as an entry in the 2017 PhotoTrap Russian competition.

Only around 80 of these big cats survive in their natural habitat in the wild due to excessive hunting and poaching during the 20th century.


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