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Big Cats

Steve Stamford | Lioness

Lioness

African lioness
Steve Stamford | Tiger

Tiger

An Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) in the early morning sun - Tigers are an apex predator - top of the food chain and the largest surviving members of the big cats.
Steve Stamford | Lioness stare

Lioness stare

This beautiful lioness (panthera leo) is seen enjoying the morning sun. Averaging between 1.4 - 2m and weighing in at between 120 - 190kg lions are apex predators - they have no natural predators and are the only members of the big cat family to form social groups.
Steve Stamford | Cheetah

Cheetah

A Cheetah on the look out for its next meal. Famed of course for being the fastest land animal on the planet they reserve such speed for hunting only.
Steve Stamford | Tiger nose

Tiger nose

Just how much closer to a tiger's nose do you want to get ? This is the nose of a Sumatran tiger. The Sumatran tiger is the smallest tiger and is critically endangered in the wild.
Steve Stamford | Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

Snow leopard looking into the distance.
Steve Stamford | Snow Leopard stare

Snow Leopard stare

Snow leopard resting
Steve Stamford | Sleeping tiger

Sleeping tiger

Amur tiger sleeping
Steve Stamford | Tiger on guard

Tiger on guard

A sumatran tiger Panthera tigris sitting and watching, just watching.
Steve Stamford | Cheetah 2

Cheetah 2

A Cheetah on the look out for its next meal. Famed of course for being the fastest land animal on the planet they reserve such speed for hunting only.
Steve Stamford | Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

Snow leopards have evolved particularly long, dense tails that they use as a kind of draught stopper / scarf when resting / sleeping.
Steve Stamford | Lioness stare

Lioness stare

This beautiful lioness (panthera leo) is seen enjoying the morning sun. Averaging between 1.4 - 2m and weighing in at between 120 - 190kg lions are apex predators - they have no natural predators and are the only members of the big cat family to form social groups.
Steve Stamford | Sleeping Tiger

Sleeping Tiger

An Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) in the early morning sun, asleep - or is it? - Tigers are an apex predator - top of the food chain and the largest surviving members of the big cats.
Steve Stamford | Amur tiger fractal

Amur tiger fractal

An original image of mine processed with a fractal filter
Steve Stamford | Lioness hunting

Lioness hunting

A lioness looking for lunch