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What can I say.. the wildcats have such fascinating faces and the eyes.. oh my… the eyes!!

The Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), also known as the Painted Leopard, McKenney’s Wildcat or Manigordo (in Costa Rica), is a wild cat distributed over South and Central America and Mexico, but has been reported as far north as Texas and in Trinidad, in the Caribbean. It can be up to 100 cm (3’2") in length, plus 45 cm (1’6") tail length, and weighs 10–15 kg (about 20–33 pounds), making it the largest of the generally dainty Leopardus wild cat genus. While similar in appearance to the Oncilla and the Margay, which inhabit the same region, the Ocelot is larger.

The Ocelot’s appearance is similar to that of the domestic cat. Its fur resembles that of a Jaguar and was once regarded as particularly valuable. As a result, hundreds of thousands of Ocelots have been killed for their fur. The feline was classified a “vulnerable” endangered species from the 1980s until 1996, but is now generally considered “least concern” by the 2006 IUCN Red List. (info from Wikipedia)

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  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...over 5 years ago

    love teh colors and fur deetails NICE as always.

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersover 5 years ago

    I still marval at the originals of yours I have on my wall Barb. Wonderful art from a great lady.

  • Why.. thank ya sir…

    – BarbBarcikKeith

  • Lensman2008
    Lensman2008over 5 years ago

    Beautifully captured, and truly eye-catching!!

    How about the Clouded Leopard next time? Now, they are threatened, but just as beautiful.

  • Already did that one.. must have taken it down for some reason.. I guess I should repost it huh.. and thanks

    – BarbBarcikKeith

  • Barbara Applegate
    Barbara Applegateover 5 years ago

    Beautiful as usual

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 5 years ago

    It’s like looking straight into the soul. Gorgeous work Barbara.

  • Fiona Lokot
    Fiona Lokotabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • Rayven Collins
    Rayven Collinsabout 5 years ago

    I love this eye series you got going on

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 3 years ago

    Very special indeed. Your talent takes my breath away.

  • jozi1
    jozi1about 3 years ago

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 3 years ago


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