Sitting Pretty by Mark Hughes

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All profits from RB sales of this photograph and others in the Amur Leopard Collection will be donated to ALTA for their work in Amur Leopard Conservation.

The Amur or Far Eastern Leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is a subspecies of leopard and ranks among the world’s most endangered cats, with only 25–40 individuals surviving in the easternmost regions of Russia. In the 19th century, the range of the Amur leopard extended from south-eastern Russia, through Northeast China, and into the Korean peninsula. But after decades of habitat destruction, poaching, and hunting of its prey, the Amur leopard has been restricted to a tiny fragment of its former range.

Photograph taken through glass at Marwell Wildlife, Winchester, Hampshire UK.

Camera used: Canon EOS 40D
Lens used: Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM
Shooting Information:
Shot in- RAW
Shutter Speed – 1/200
Aperture Value – F7.1
ISO – 100
Focal Length 135mm

Software Used:
Canon Digital Photo Professional
Adobe Photoshop


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Age 46 living in Gloucestershire, UK. I have a love for wildlife and an interest in photography, I try and bring these two elements together in the production of my images. I hope you enjoy. Mark.
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  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesabout 3 years ago

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 3 years ago

    superb image and great work

  • Thank you very much Martina, best wishes, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Gail Falcon
    Gail Falconabout 3 years ago

    Love your big cat images Mark!

  • Thank you very much Gail.

    – Mark Hughes

  • carss66
    carss66about 3 years ago

    awesome shot

  • Thank you very much for your comments, regards, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

  • swaby
    swabyabout 3 years ago

    Look at those big feet! Mark this is a fantastic capture, beautiful in so many ways! This one really has a mellow look!

  • Thank you very much Tina, I always appreciate your kind comments, regards, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Denzil
    Denzilabout 3 years ago

    Mark, these really are specially beautiful representatives of the Big Cats!!! And your shots, as always, show them to their best advantage. Love this one:)

  • They certainly are wonderful animals Denzil, thank you very much for taking the time to comment, best wishes, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 3 years ago

    Superb capture Mark love it.

  • Thank you kindly Julie.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusabout 3 years ago

    Awesome shot Mark.

  • Appreciate your comments Steven, many thanks, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Gerard Rotse
    Gerard Rotseabout 3 years ago

    Lovely shot and such a beautiful cat.

  • Thank you very much Gerard, regards, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroabout 3 years ago

    Stunning {:-)), pal!

  • Cheers Glenn, appreciate your comments mate.

    – Mark Hughes

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