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We at The Big Cat Blog share the images we come across on the internet as both a fan of the photographer’s work and as animal lovers with a passion for felines. All images found on this blog remain the property of their respective owners. We lay no claim to any image featured here and receive no financial benefits from their use. We ensure that all images are correctly attributed to their respective owners. If material you own is featured here and you would like it removed or credited differently, you can contact us at thebigcatblog@gmail.com and expect a prompt response.

7 January 12
Photo by: Ryan Kilpatrick

Photo by: Ryan Kilpatrick

13 October 11
A leopard is seen in a tree in Elephant Plains, South Africa. Leopard tend to prefer trees with dense foliage for concealment
Picture: Heinrich van den Berg/Gallo Images/Barcroft Media

A leopard is seen in a tree in Elephant Plains, South Africa. Leopard tend to prefer trees with dense foliage for concealment

Picture: Heinrich van den Berg/Gallo Images/Barcroft Media

10 October 11
Leopard cubs learning the skills of hunting at Elephant Plains Game  Lodge in the Northern part of the Sabi Sand Wildtuin, adjacent to the  Kruger National Park, South Africa
Picture: Heinrich van den Berg/Gallo Images/Barcroft Media

Leopard cubs learning the skills of hunting at Elephant Plains Game Lodge in the Northern part of the Sabi Sand Wildtuin, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, South Africa

Picture: Heinrich van den Berg/Gallo Images/Barcroft Media

6 October 11
Photo by: Alberto Ziveri

Photo by: Alberto Ziveri

22 August 11
Photo by: Ryan Kilpatrick

Photo by: Ryan Kilpatrick

7 May 11
Photo by: michaelhebb

Photo by: michaelhebb

2 May 11
Photo by: michaelhebb

Photo by: michaelhebb

15 April 11
Photo by: michielvw

Photo by: michielvw

11 April 11
Photo by:  ben_lei

Photo by: ben_lei

22 March 11
Shamwari is an award winning private game reserve located on the East Cape of South Africa. One of the largest reserves in the area, Shamwari is home to the Big Five (lion, leopard, African elephant, rhinoceros and African buffalo) and also operates two Born Free big cat sanctuaries.
From the website: “It is the mission of both The Born Free Foundation and Shamwari Game  Reserve to promote the conservation of species and the protection of  habitat while maintaining a humane and compassionate approach to the  welfare of animals.”
Pictured: leopard at the Born Free sanctuary, from the Shamwari website.
For details on how to win an all expenses paid stint living and working at Shamwari click HERE.

Shamwari is an award winning private game reserve located on the East Cape of South Africa. One of the largest reserves in the area, Shamwari is home to the Big Five (lion, leopard, African elephant, rhinoceros and African buffalo) and also operates two Born Free big cat sanctuaries.

From the website: “It is the mission of both The Born Free Foundation and Shamwari Game Reserve to promote the conservation of species and the protection of habitat while maintaining a humane and compassionate approach to the welfare of animals.”

Pictured: leopard at the Born Free sanctuary, from the Shamwari website.

For details on how to win an all expenses paid stint living and working at Shamwari click HERE.

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh