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Jaguar at Waterhole, Panthera Onca, Belize Fotografie-Druck von Frans Lanting bei AllPosters.

Walayar — Walking on Knife’s Edge

This image was shot at 1209 hrs on Oct at km on the B-line of the Palakkad- Coimbatore railway line, a kilometre away from the Walayar Railway station, in Kerala.

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Although jackals occur widely across India, we know very little about them. These images were photographed on the morning of November, 2012 near the Kabini backwaters in Rajiv Gandhi National Park (Nagarahole Tiger Reserve)…

This just happened!! Two tigers were caught in steel traps set by professional tiger poachers in a heart-rending incident that took place 4-29-12 in Palasgaon Range near Chandrapur in Maharashtra. One tiger died and the other has been rescued by the Forest Department with serious injuries.

Two tigers were caught in steel traps set by professional tiger poachers in a heart-rending incident that took place yesterday in Palasgaon Range near Chandrapur in Maharashtra. One tiger died and the other has been…

True melanism. Melanistic Panther, Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

Black Leopard - Mudumalai Tiger Reserve at the base of the Nilgiris in South India

What's a Black Panther, Really?  A black jaguar (Panthera onca)crouches in a pool of water in Brazil. Black jaguars are also called black panthers, which is an umbrella term for any big cat with a black coat. The coloring comes from a surplus of melanin, the same pigment responsible for suntans. An animal with the condition is known as "melanistic." In direct sunlight it's spots can be seen as black on black.

First things first: A "black panther" is not its own species-it's an umbrella term that refers to any big cat species that sports a black coat.

Panther jaguar

A black panther is typically a melanistic color variant of any of several species of larger cat. In the Americas, wild & panthers& may be black jaguars (Panthera onca), while in Asia and Africa, black leopards (Panthera pardus)

Rusty-spotted Cat, Maharashtra

The Rusty-spotted Cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus) is the smallest wild cat species that occurs only in India and Sri Lanka. Available information relies on a few sightings across its range and the species is thought to…

Dans la Loire, un castor d’Eurasie rapporte une branche de peuplier pour dîner à l’intérieur de son terrier - Nat Géo Wild France

France—A Eurasian beaver heads for her lodge in the Loire River, hauling a poplar branch for supper. A century ago hunting had nearly wiped out this species: Just were left. Today a million of these protected rodents thrive, mostly in Europe.

Tripwire for a Tiger

Showcasing the best Wildlife Photography Images and Nature Conservation pictures of animals , trees , birds and insects.

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