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The Pallas’ Cat or Otocolobus manul is a wild cat which is native to the steppes of Asia. These cats are classified as threatened or endangered, and a number of zoos around the world have established breeding programs, exchanging the cats they breed to keep them diverse and healthy.
Pallas’ Cats are about the size of ordinary housecats, with very stocky, muscular bodies. They also have extremely long fur and short legs. Pallas’ Cats have distinctively flattened faces, and most notably, their pupils are round, rather than vertical. Their bodies are adapted for life at high altitude, with broad feet which allow them to walk on snow, and thick, luxurious coats to keep them warm.
Tula (female) the Pallas Cat, photograph taken at the WHF, Kent, UK.
Camera used: Canon EOS 40D
Lens used: Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM
Shot in- RAW
Exposure – Manual
Shutter Speed – 1/125
Aperture Value – F5.6
Metering – Spot
ISO – 640
Focal Length – 115mm
Canon Digital Photo Professional
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