Rare Ocelot (leopardus pardalis) making an even rarer appearance outdoors the other day. Cat-lovers will recognise his sozzled expression as the result of sniffing out the aromatic leaves (he was quite keen in the one in the foreground).

Canon EOS 50D with Canon EF 70-200mm L IS f/4


  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenabout 5 years ago

    Oh wow, awesome capture and those teeth !! Beautiful cat and markings lovely but he looks mean : )

  • Thanks Sean! Small but mean, just like me, rofl! ;o)))

    – Krys Bailey

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnabout 5 years ago

    Excellent portrait! Wonderful colours, details, and dof.

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoabout 5 years ago

    High as a kite. Not surprizing he’s rare – they were all made into coats, wern’t they? Terrific capture, Krys. ;-)

  • Thanks Steve! Yep they were popular for coats! Personally, they’re not my colour…… ;o)))

    – Krys Bailey

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture, well done,

  • Rick Playle
    Rick Playleabout 5 years ago

    well done top capture
    right place and time
    to get a fine shot of him
    Krys . cheers rick

    HELUAabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture…lovely cat…and interestingly scarred ears!:))

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 5 years ago

    such a fabulous image, stunning colours,dawnx

  • Thanks Dawn! Good morning from overcast Southampton! ;o)

    – Krys Bailey

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenabout 5 years ago

    Excellent photo of this beautiful cat!

  • itsallgoodamanda
    itsallgoodamandaabout 5 years ago

    He is lovely ,but kitty looks pretty evil I have to say.

  • Pam Moore
    Pam Mooreabout 5 years ago

    Wow Krys! Awesome shot! :-)

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