The Jag ...
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|Another picture taken yesterday, during my visit with Raoul tp the Zoo of Amnéville. I like the shot, because the fence is not so much visible at first sight.|
The jaguar is a New World mammal of the Felidae family and one of four "big cats" in the Panthera genus, along with the tiger, lion and leopard of the Old World. The jaguar is the third-largest feline after the tiger and lion, being on average the largest and most powerful feline in the Western Hemisphere. The jaguar's present range extends from Mexico (with occasional sightings in the southwestern United States) across much of Central America and south to Paraguay and northern Argentina.
The jaguar is a largely solitary, stalk-and-ambush predator, and is opportunistic in prey selection. It is also an apex and keystone predator, playing an important role in stabilizing ecosystems and regulating the populations of prey species. The jaguar has developed an exceptionally powerful bite, even relative to the other big cats. This allows it to pierce the shells of armoured reptiles and to employ an unusual killing method with mammals: it bites directly through the skull of prey between the ears to deliver a fatal blow to the brain.
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Wow you really have captured the true size of this animals head and muscles. I love the clarity and the closeness this photo gives.
- raoul (56)
- [2007-01-16 7:09]
impeccablement prise, cette photo. Cette position lui donne même un air menaçant.
Wonderful photo, great lighting and perfect sharpness!
I love the profile, well done!
- [2007-08-18 9:40]
SUPER, den Bleck an di Schaerft, just den Droot solls de ewech klonen, dat ass eseguer hei op TN erlaabt