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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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April14 4 months ago


Muckpuk 11 months ago

What a gorgeous cat! Lucky guy you!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 12 months ago

Fantastic! Congrats, Shah.

SarahWhitt 12 months ago

What a BEAUTY!! Nice spotting!!

Annelies 12 months ago

Those long legs are amazing! Very cool spotting!

Shah 12 months ago

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

bayucca 12 months ago

Extremely elegant!!! Congrats!

AntónioGinjaGinja 12 months ago

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

DanielePralong 12 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 a year 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 a year ago

Great work!

Hema a year ago

really long legs!

Marek Koszorek
Marek Koszorek a year 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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