This young Clouded Leopard napped high on top of rocks in its shelter at the zoo. This gorgeous creature is an endangered species. It’s sad to think so many beautiful animals are close to being wiped out (and so many more are already extinct).
I had a hard time taking shots for various reasons. The light was very dim, forcing me to use ISO 800 while I handheld the shot. Using f2.8 I was almost able to make the bars of the cage surrounding the enclosure disappear. If you look closely though (especially by his hind legs) you can see some blurriness and slight discoloration. Still, I am happy with this shot!