Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa

That African leopard is showing us a tooth in this color wildlife portrait photograph. He is also giving us the same time a quizzical look. An up-close and personal wildlife photograph of this elusive predator staring into our eyes.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 17 July, 2023

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This photograph was captured with a X-H1 and a lens. The following settings were used:

  • Aperture: ƒ/7.3
  • Exposure time: 1/850s
  • ISO: 10000
  • Focal Length: 436.8mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 6000 by 4000 pixels (WxH).

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The African leopard is showing us a tooth in this portrait photograph. It also gives us a quizzical look as if to say, “Really, Anette!” Lazing about in the long grassland, blending in well with the pieces of brown grass. The only thing giving its camouflage away is its prominent black spots. The leopard’s eyes are golden pools of amber brown.

Leopard And His Teeth

Overall, a leopard has 32 teeth. The three types of teeth they have are canines, carnassial (molars), and incisors. The canines are the four long teeth on either side of the leopard’s mouth, as seen in the photograph of the African Leopard Showing A Tooth. These canines are about five centimeters long. They use them to bite through or pierce prey. Additionally, they have large skulls that can facilitate their powerful jaws muscles. That helps them take down or drag significant victims up into trees. Their shoulder bones (scapula) attach to the muscles and are powerful.

The females weigh between 23 – 60 kilograms, and the males weigh between 30 -91 kilograms. Indeed they are about 30% larger than females.

The leopard, Panthera pardus, is in the category vulnerable on the IUCN red list.

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2 comments for Leopard Showing A Tooth

  1. Hanneke

    Brilliant picture Anette!

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Thanks a lot, Hanneke. 😀
      Cheers Anette

  2. Ruth Koprek

    Sensational photograph. 😍

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Hi Ruth, that elusive leopard gives us quite a look, isn’t it? Thanks so much for your time to comment on my wildlife photographs.
      Cheers Anette 😀

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