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So the first two shots look very similar...can you spot (no pun intended) the difference. Look carefully before viewing the fourth....a negative clue...no kills, no 2nd leopard...it's all about the only visible cat in the photo.
Ok, it looks like I didn't explain this well enough and I'm sorry for that. I realize that there are some changes in the back legs and such but what I was looking for wasn't that. This is not going to be that exciting but more just a subtle difference that helps big cats do what they do.
Look at the front paw as it takes a step and notice that the claws unsheathe...sorry if you were expecting something more exciting...but I haven't too many shots where I can see the claws just the paws. The close up is in the fourth photo.
Eric

Thing 1






Thing 2






Another photo just to break up the first two from the answer in the 4th...things that look hidden may in fact be in sharp focus
Thing 3






So most of you know that big cats have retractable claws (cheetahs do not...theirs are exposed all the time like sprinters spikes)...here is a closeup of one this cat's lethal weapons. It is used for climbing, grabbing prey, defense against the dark arts...well maybe not the last but you get the idea

Thing 4
Yes Virginia leopards do have very sharp claws







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Jan 24, 2012 at 09:46 PM
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Back leg position




Jan 24, 2012 at 09:49 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Are you observant? Edited


anthony whitmo wrote:
Back leg position


Go out and save some lives
Eric



Jan 24, 2012 at 09:50 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Are you observant? Edited


You should have left out the 4th image until you got some answers
Norm

Nice photos btw.



Jan 24, 2012 at 10:16 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Are you observant? Edited


Nice captures Eric. The second must have been taken a split second after the first allowing the claws to show and the back leg to move. Good job, thanks for the puzzle.
David



Jan 24, 2012 at 10:36 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Are you observant? Edited


The two front legs and the back one on the right.

Julian

Edit: Also the tail and ears.



Jan 24, 2012 at 10:46 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Are you observant? Edited


Hey Ant - I just knew you'd check out the back end first ~ Ron

There are several differences with the feet Eric, also the head position has changed ~ Ron



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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Are you observant? Edited


Eric there is something white in the paw of the second one. Is it a broken claw ?


Jan 25, 2012 at 01:47 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Are you observant? Edited


The color of the first two aren't the same

I spent my time comparing the shots looking for some hidden serpent or something You beat me Eric

Nice work on the big kitty

Tim



Jan 25, 2012 at 01:52 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Are you observant? Edited


Where's waldo?

Damn neat to see the claws come out Eric.



Jan 25, 2012 at 02:30 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Are you observant? Edited


Super images Eric. Nicely done.


Jan 25, 2012 at 02:44 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Are you observant? Edited


Oh yeah those claws are sharp and do some real "duty" as and when needed. You have some sweet golden light too on these shots.

This was a shot I took of two grown cubs playfighting.....


Leopards play fighting - Claws by Mohammed Abidally, on Flickr


Leopards play fighting - Claws-2 by Mohammed Abidally, on Flickr

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Jan 25, 2012 at 09:20 AM
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All the better to scratch you with. Don


Jan 25, 2012 at 04:12 PM





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