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Jungle Cat

Felis chaus


On 29th of Dec, 2017, while we were birding at Velavador, a Jungle cat appeared in front us. It almost ignored us and walked steadily towards a near by water hole. We approached the cat very cautiously from our vehicle keeping a pretty distance.

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Muckpuk 8 months ago

What a gorgeous cat! Lucky guy you!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 9 months ago

Fantastic! Congrats, Shah.

SarahWhitt 9 months ago

What a BEAUTY!! Nice spotting!!

Annelies 9 months ago

Those long legs are amazing! Very cool spotting!

Shah 9 months ago

Thank you for making this the photo of the day..

bayucca 9 months ago

Extremely elegant!!! Congrats!

Awesome capture Shah,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong 9 months ago

Congratulations Shah, your Jungle Cat is our Spotting of the Day!

"Slender and long-legged, and with distinctive rounded ears topped by small black tufts, this magnificent Jungle Cat (Felis chaus) is our Spotting of the Day! This species is native to the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and southern China. Found in habitats with adequate water and dense vegetation, the jungle cat is typically diurnal and hunts throughout the day".



DanielePralong 9 months ago

Hi Shah!

Beautiful image, and thank you for now adding notes to your spottings.

The 2018 Best Wildlife Photo mission and now up and running. Join the mission, read the instructions and add your best shots (existing spottings can be added retrospectively if you edit the spottting):

ChunXingWong 9 months ago

Great work!

Hema 9 months ago

really long legs!

Marek Koszorek
Marek Koszorek 9 months ago

Beautiful spotting 😀 thanks for shearing.

Gujarat, India

Lat: 22.04, Long: 72.02

Spotted on Dec 29, 2017
Submitted on Jan 9, 2018

Spotted for mission

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