Nikon D300 ~ 18-200mm Nikkor lens
f5.6 ~ 1/50s ~ ISO 200
Taken at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, Oregon (US)
113 views as of 1-27-13
Caracal
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Per Wikipedia
The caracal is distinguished from Felis by the presence of a long tuft on the tip of the ear, exceeding half the length of the ear. There is no trace of pattern in the coat, except a few spots on the underside and inside of the fore legs. It is a slender, long-legged cat of medium size with a relatively short tail. The fur on the back and sides is generally of a uniform tawny grey or reddish, frosted-sand colour. The belly and the undersides of the legs and chest are whitish and spotted or blotched with pale markings. The tufted ears are black-backed. Black caracals also occur.

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nature, animal, cat, feline, caracal, pacing, teresa burnett

Comments

  • vigor
    vigorover 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture!!!

  • Thanks so very much Viv

    – TeresaB

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 1 year ago

    What a sharp, with contrasting colors capture.. Excellent Teresa

  • Thank you so much Carol

    – TeresaB

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Nice capture

  • Thanks so much Larry

    – TeresaB

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 1 year ago

    Wow, what a beautiful shot of this handsome animal. Great sharpness too, Teresa.

  • Thanks bunches Kat

    – TeresaB

  • Berns
    Bernsover 1 year ago

    What a gorgeous capture of this beauty!

  • Thanks bunches Berns

    – TeresaB

  • photosbytony
    photosbytonyover 1 year ago

    Wonderful shot, beautifly tones and color! tony

  • Thanks so much Tony

    – TeresaB

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 1 year ago

    Great shot,……Beautiful animal,….

  • Thanks so very much John

    – TeresaB

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Stunning capture Teresa.

  • Thank you so much Julie

    – TeresaB

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 1 year ago

    Great shot Teresa.

  • Thanks so very much Mark

    – TeresaB

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamover 1 year ago

    shes a beauty – great pic !

  • Thank you so much Dean

    – TeresaB

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