Skodje by Tom Gomez

This beautiful male Amur Leopard called Skodje is a temporary resident of Edinburgh Zoo in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Amur Leopard (Panthera Pardus Orientalis) is a Leopard subspecies native to the southwestern Primorye region of Russia, and is classified as Critically Endangered since 1996 by the IUCN.

The Amur Leopard is also known as the Far Eastern Leopard, Korean Leopard, and Manchurian Leopard.

Fewer than 35 Amur Leopards remain in the wild, and their habitat is under threat from logging, forest fires and land clearance for farming.

Edinburgh Zoo has two Amur Leopards. The male (Skodje – born October 2005) came from Berlin Tierpark Zoo in June 2007. In January 2009, a female (Zane – born April 2007) came from Helsinki Zoo. These beautiful cats are staying at Edinburgh Zoo until a specially designed enclosure is built for them at the Highland Wildlife Park near Kingussie, Inverness-shire.

Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm

Single RAW Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 4.1.4.


Related shots can be found at: Edinburgh or you can look at all my HDR shots.

All images shown in this redbubble portfolio are owned by the artist, Tom Gomez and are protected under UK and International copyright laws. Any reproduction, modification, publication, transmission, transfer, or exploitation of any part of the content, for personal or commercial use, whether in whole or in part, without written permission from the artist is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. All rights reserved. My images are NOT part of the public domain.

View Full Profile


  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 3 years ago

    Posing beautiful in front of the deep blue, great information and shot Tom

  • Thank you so much Mik …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot and PP Tom

  • Thank you kindly Trudi …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyabout 3 years ago

    Great shot Tom

  • Thank you so much Tim …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyabout 3 years ago

    What a gorgeous capture, Tom..

  • Thank you so much Carol …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Very nice capture Tom

  • Thank you kindly Larry …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 3 years ago

    Knocks spots off the competition Tom! :o)

  • Cheers mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Kat Simmons
    Kat Simmonsabout 3 years ago

    Great colours, he’s beautiful. Lovely image!

  • Thank you kindly Kat …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Matt  Carlyon
    Matt Carlyonabout 3 years ago

    Great capture mate of such a stunning creature – I hope their numbers start to increase soon – its so very sad and devestating…

  • Cheers Matt, they are beautiful creatures …

    – Tom Gomez

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 3 years ago

    This is a jewel, Tom. Magnificent animal, ditto editing!

  • Thank you Sheila, he is beautiful …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Jamie  Green
    Jamie Greenabout 3 years ago

    Lovely shot Tom

  • Cheers Jamie …

    – Tom Gomez

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.