Sincerity can be defined as “freedom from deceit or hypocrisy”.

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Leopards are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Carnivora, family Felidae.

The leopard is a large carnivore of the cat family, Panthera pardus, widely distributed in Africa and Asia. It is commonly yellow, buff, or gray, patterned with black spots and rings. The rings, unlike those of the New World jaguar, never have spots inside them. Black leopards are commonly called panthers, a name sometimes used for all leopards. They are not a distinct species but merely a color variant caused by melanism, or excessive pigmentation. Close inspection reveals the typical spotting, which is obscured by the darkness of the background.

Leopards are somewhat smaller than lions and tigers; the largest males are about 7 ft (2.3 m) long, including the 3-ft (90-cm) tail. Leopards are solitary, largely nocturnal, and good climbers; they hunt both on the ground and in trees. They prey mostly on small animals such as monkeys, rodents, and birds. Leopards are found in much of Africa south of the Sahara and in parts of Asia from Israel to Korea and Indonesia. They are listed as threatened or endangered throughout their range, owing primarily to loss of their natural habitat and to illegal killing for Oriental folk medicine.

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  • pixie3
    pixie3over 6 years ago

    Oh My Very Sincere!! I love the way you can see every little detail on his face. So beautiful and powerful all at once. Very breathtaking shot!!

  • Andrew S
    Andrew Sover 6 years ago

    Such an intimidating stare, fantastic capture…..

  • Tron
    Tronover 6 years ago

    Beautiful Lisa!

  • edlogsdon
    edlogsdonover 6 years ago

    awesome closeup. great detail and color. well done.

  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...over 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture indeed :)

  • Phil Threlfall
    Phil Threlfallover 6 years ago

    Stunning

  • Kathryn Potempski
    Kathryn Potempskiover 6 years ago

    Absolutely stunning and a real credit to your talents well done fantastic photo brilliant colors and fantastic close up congrats.

  • Chéo Rhodes
    Chéo Rhodesover 6 years ago

    Sincerely fantastic!

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 6 years ago

    magnificant!!

  • carolssecrets
    carolssecretsover 6 years ago

    wow! What a shot! Excellent!

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