Writing for this blog has merged with my lifetime visual gluttoned for all things of beauty. Nothing defines me more than my thirst and great satisfaction with the existence of beauty, in all shapes and forms. A large part of my time is spent giving wings to blogged material by combining images that enhance the subject at hand. While reviewing images I noticed that I had collected dozens of pictures of the same creatures in different habitats. The leopard just takes my breath away each and every time I get a glimpse of them.
The leopard is one of five extant species in the genus Panthere, a member of the Felidae. It occurs in a wide range in sub-Sahara, in small parts of Western and Central Asia, a small part of European Russia, and on the Indian subcontinent to Southeast and East Asia. (Wikipedia).
To my eyes the leopard is the most beautiful creature on Earth.
An adult leopard and its offspring demonstrating their grace and speed.
A female leopard and her five pups.
A facial close up of a leopard.