|Informação sobre a Foto|
|Direitos de Autor: George Veltchev (mwmod99)
|Data da Foto: 2012-07-29|
|Câmara: Canon 5D MKII, Canon EF 300\4L IS|
|Exposição: f/4, 1/400 segundos|
|Versão da Foto: Versão Original|
|Data de Submissão: 2012-08-06 9:49|
|[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista|
|The caracal , is a fiercely territorial medium-sized cat ranging over Western Asia, South Asia and Africa.The word caracal comes from the Turkish word "karakulak", meaning "black ear". Although it has traditionally had the alternative names Persian lynx, Egyptian lynx and African lynx, it is no longer considered to be an actual lynx. Instead, it is now believed to be closely related to the African golden cat and the serval. The caracal is classified as a small cat, yet is amongst the heaviest of all small cats, as well as the quickest, being nearly as fast as the serval.|
The caracal first became known to Western science from a German naturalist, Christian Daniel van Schreber (1739–1810), who illustrated and described a specimen from Table Mountain in Cape Town in 1776.
They generally prefer open country, so long as there is sufficient cover, in the form of bushes and rocks, from which to ambush prey.
Its life expectancy in the wild is 12 years, and 17 years in captivity. The caracal may survive without drinking for a long period — the water demand is satisfied with the body fluids of its prey. Since it is also surprisingly easy to tame, it has been used as a hunting cat in Iran and India.
Image taken in RAW, ISO800
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Cute kittie kittie.....ummmm. maybe not eh George? A fine full portrait however.Well worthy and finely presented. I am really enjoying your signatre font, Sir George. Can you tell me the name?
You shot the photo at the best moment of the pose
because of that lovely expressive glance of this caracal, TFS
WOW..how intense..just like you George.."Fifty shades of Grey" :0)
Warm background and heavenly earlight caress, and the triangular nose pattern..just exquisite! Just surprisingly easy to tame? amazing!
- [2012-08-20 10:23]
beautiful portrait indeed, but I thinks this is a Serval and not a Caracal as they are uniform tawn without spots, the ear tips would give you the answer