Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Leopard and Jaguar

Here are a couple of cool cats. The snow leopard was photographed in Chicago's Brookfield Zoo. If you look closely, you can see the out-of-focus lines of a sturdy wire fence that stood between me and the large cat. I'm not sure if he was annoyed at my presence or wondering if I was friend, foe or food. A long lens held up to the wire fence threw it out of focus to the point of almost being invisible.

The Jaguar below was photographed the same day at an antique automobile exhibit. It also has quite a stare. No problem approaching it without a fence, although its owner kept a wary eye on me.
Click on pictures to enlarge. Cat photos © 2005 James Jordan.


Anonymous said...

The leopard photograph is one of the most intense "wild cat" photographs I've seen. He does not look friendly, though he is beautiful. He has a very deadly serious look about him, and his eyes, are very cold--the whole thing lets you know he is a force to be reckoned with. Great shot though a fence.
V. Schroeder

Mik said...

Great shots, here via Blog rocket, and I blogmarked you and will be back.


Otto K said...

That's a wonderful cat photo. I agree...it's very intense.

Hillary said...

hee hee... you totally got me with the jaguar. That made me laugh. Amazing photos, as usual!