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Portrait of a Snow Leopard by Wild-Soul Portrait of a Snow Leopard by Wild-Soul
A beautiful Snow Leopard (Uncia uncia). This one still has some remains of his meal on the whiskers. :giggle:

Did you know that Snow Leopards can't roar?

Shot through bars.
Leipzig Zoo, Saxony

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:iconzakrila:
ZakRila Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
they cant roar? d'aaw cute kitties x3
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:iconwild-soul:
Wild-Soul Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Yepp.. no roaring. :nod:
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darkassemblage Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008   Digital Artist
I adore this one! The color of the fur and intensity of the eyes.....

Majestic!
Wonderful!

:clap:
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:iconwild-soul:
Wild-Soul Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
Thank You very much!!! :hug:
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SunDragon55 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
wow!!!! This is really pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job!!!!!
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:iconwild-soul:
Wild-Soul Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
Thank You very much!!
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:iconsundragon55:
SunDragon55 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
Your welcome!!
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Lucana-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008   General Artist
Beautiful animal, beautifully photographed (and never knew that about roaring....I know the cheetah - my favourite - as well as being the fastest land animal, is also the only big cat that can't retract it's claws...)
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:iconwild-soul:
Wild-Soul Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
Thank You!!
:nod: And did you know that tigers are the only felines who can't purr?
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:iconlucana-arts:
Lucana-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008   General Artist
YW - and no I didn't....this is turning into a real education for me!! :)
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:iconwild-soul:
Wild-Soul Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
:D It's good to learning something new everyday!
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:iconpatttycake:
Patttycake Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
BEAUTIFUL!!!
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:iconwild-soul:
Wild-Soul Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
Thank You!
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
Interesting fact about not able to roar! :)

Great capture. :nod:
:hug:
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:iconwild-soul:
Wild-Soul Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
Thank You!!
Yes, one would think that all big cats can roar.
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Indeed! :nod:

You're so welcome! :hug:
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:iconjackdoc:
Jackdoc Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
Amazing detail, never seen one that close up before.
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:iconwild-soul:
Wild-Soul Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
Thank You!!
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Sootfeather Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
Thats beautiful! I did a report on Snowleopards before so I already knew they couldn't roar..
Did you know they weigh 35 kilograms (77 lb) to 55 kilograms (121 lb)??? :D
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:iconwild-soul:
Wild-Soul Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
Thank You!!
Yeah, I know this.^^ They're really light compared to lions or tigers.
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:iconiceythecat:
iceythecat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008   Photographer
They can't? Pretty face, looks a little thin, or are they naturally slender?
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:iconwild-soul:
Wild-Soul Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
They're really slender. As ~Sootfeather stated above they only weight between 35 to 55 kilograms.
When I saw them for the first time I was really surprised how small they are in real. I always thought they're atleast as big as a leopard.
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noels-sphere Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008   Photographer
Oh! Great profile! Love it!
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:iconwild-soul:
Wild-Soul Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
Thank You!! ^^
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noels-sphere Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008   Photographer
^_^
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Janisar Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Beautiful picture!! I love the shot... and the food is amusing.

And yes!! I knew they didn't roar!! I've also heard that they can't growl but I don't know for sure.....
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:iconwild-soul:
Wild-Soul Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
Thank You very much!
I just knew that most of the big cats can't purr.
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:iconstroody:
Stroody Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice shot :)
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:iconwild-soul:
Wild-Soul Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
Thank You!!
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:iconrainbowstarcat:
RainbowStarCat Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
they meow!! kinda lol..I have watched some specials on them :giggle:
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:iconwild-soul:
Wild-Soul Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
But they don't roar! :giggle: Also I've never heard them meowing either. :giggle:
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RainbowStarCat Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
lol..its like a wierd call that they do when they are wanting to mate..one of them calls for along time..while the other SLOWLY makes its way to the other :lol:
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:iconwild-soul:
Wild-Soul Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Oh well... then I bet I saw them at the wrong time. :giggle:
:rofl: I dunno... but somehow thats really funny!
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RainbowStarCat Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
it was kinda funny watching it on the special..the female was calling frome the top of a HUGE hill and the male took about 3 hours to get to the female..(so slow..lol) then they mated after nuzzling and acting as sweetsy with eachother..but you couldnt really tell if they mated or not..lol..but the special said that they did. lol :lmao:
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:iconwild-soul:
Wild-Soul Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
:rofl:
As usual... the female calls and the male comes! :giggle:
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RainbowStarCat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
:D :giggle: yep! but when they were togather..they were very snuggly and sweet to eachother..which I havnt ever seen with other animals before..they acted like they were really in love :D :giggle: :heart:
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KILLER289 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Hehe, Nice... close ! :D
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:iconwild-soul:
Wild-Soul Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Thank You!!
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:iconalthytrion:
Althytrion Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Oh der sieht aber ein bisserl grimmig aus!
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:iconwild-soul:
Wild-Soul Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Findest du? Eigentlich war er ganz nett und gefressen hatte er auch gerade. :giggle:
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:iconalthytrion:
Althytrion Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Naja er schiebt sein Kinn so ein wenig nach vorn! :)
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:iconwild-soul:
Wild-Soul Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
:giggle: Das macht er bestimmt damit ihm der Sabber nicht so das Kinn entlang läuft.
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:iconalthytrion:
Althytrion Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
:giggle: jo, ich glaube du hast recht ...
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:iconwild-soul:
Wild-Soul Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
:D
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Jun 18, 2008, 11:45:13 AM
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