Out of the Darkness

Val Saxby

Shaftesbury, United Kingdom

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Canon EOS 7d & Canon 100-400mm L lens, Raw image taken at the Wildlife Heritage foundation in Kent

This amazing cat is Athena a Black Jaguar. This lady can sure make you feel nervous. All the time Andy was throwing her food she was fine but once he stopped she turned her attention to the photographers. We saw her attack the fence getting her massive paw right through in an attempt to reach a tasty morsel, then next minute she was rolling on her back purring like a kitten.

Even though her ears are in tatters and her face isn’t quite straight due to an encounter with another Jaguer she is still a magnificent animal and exudes power. Through her beautiful black coat you can see the jaguer markings as she looks towards you with those piercing eyes. This is one cat not to be messed with!

It was a wonderful feeling to be so close to such an animal – just the single fence between her and us and Andy to keep her occupied with some tasty morsels, but as we walked away from her enclosure I looked back and there she was watching, stalking……………….

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