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Please view large.Taken with a Canon 50D, Canon 100 – 400 L series lens @ 285mm, F5.6, shutter speed 1/500 second ISO200, edited in Photoshop

I visited Chester Zoo today, amazing place with wonderful range of animals!!

Jaguars (Panthera onca) are the largest felid species in the New World and the only member of the genus Panthera, the roaring cats, that occurs in the Americas. They are the third largest cat species, being outsized only by lions (P. leo) and tigers (P. trigris). Although not the largest felid, jaguars have the strongest jaw in relation to head size of any of the cats, a fact that should be remembered whenever planning to capture and immobilize these animals. The body weight of jaguars is 90 – 120 kg for males and 60 – 90 kg for females, with a large variation in body size. Jaguars live in a wide variety of tropical habitats, ranging from montane forest and wet savannah to tropical rain forest and deciduous tropical forest. The largest documented jaguars occur in wet savannahs while jaguars that live in more forested regions tend to be smaller in size.

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  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 5 years ago

    Excellent image, my friend!

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBover 5 years ago

    Incredible image – beautiful animal :)

  • Rob Parsons
    Rob Parsonsover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous shot Shaun – not had enough wildlife yet ?

  • Cheers Rob, I never get bored of wildlife……I would do this every day if work did not get in the way!!! ;)

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 5 years ago

    you have captured this really well Shaun well done.x

  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonover 5 years ago

    FAB photo – pleasse resubmit with the DSLR details

  • Veronica Schultz
    Veronica Schultzover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous shot! I love big cats!

  • Sue  Fellows
    Sue Fellowsover 5 years ago

    Awesome capture of this majestic animal!!!….Instant Fave for me, Shaun!!!…. :-))

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    fantastic capture

  • Heather  Rivet  IPA
    Heather Rivet...over 5 years ago


  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkover 5 years ago

    Shaun! This is awesome! You are right to view it large. This is a gorgeous cat. I love the look of it almost starting to stalk something in this. Such nice detail. Congradulations on your Feature with this beautiful creature in the Exotic Mammals group. So well deserved!

    Instant favorite!!

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