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Dreaming of Freedom by tanikel Dreaming of Freedom by tanikel
Name: Clouded Leopard
Date: September 23rd, 2012
Location: Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C.
Conservation Status: Vulnerable


Did you know? The clouded leopard has amazing tree climbing abilities, and has
been seen running head-first down tree trunks, climbing about on the underside of branches,
and hanging upside down by its hind feet with the tail providing balance. The ability to climb
trees allows it to forage for food in the canopy, although it mainly uses the tree branches for
resting.


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:iconrouge-fox:
Rouge-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Student Writer
Got that natural sense of vulnerability which is quite endearing but I bet this creature would make short work of me if it had to.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Photographer
He probably would if you interfered with his naptime - Tai seems to always be sleeping.  :giggle:
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:iconcombat878:
combat878 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
I wanna give him a snack...
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014   Photographer
A nice, juicy rabbit?
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:iconcombat878:
combat878 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Or, since we're Floridians, gator tail...
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014   Photographer
Oh, gator....:no:
I think I'm one of the few Floridians that isn't a fan of anything that comes from the water. 
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:iconcombat878:
combat878 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
It isn't exactly for everyone...I will say that much...
also, I'm of Chinese descent, so we tend to eat a lot of unconventional things anyway.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014   Photographer
What other strange foods have you eaten?
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:iconcombat878:
combat878 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
 Burdock root, frog, elk, and escargot (and this is the stuff I can remember).
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014   Photographer
That IS a strange combination.  :giggle:
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:iconwolfenphotography:
wolfenphotography Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome capture.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014   Photographer
Thank you.
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You do nice work, ma'am.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014   Photographer
:bow:
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:iconlordmajestros:
LordMajestros Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great pose on the cat, well done! It's so hard to get the enclosure to disappear in zoo pictures, good job :-)
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014   Photographer
Thanks! This has been the only time I've seen him conscious. Lazy cat, haha. You can actually see the shape of the chain link fence in the bokeh. It was a beast to work with!
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:icondpasschier:
DPasschier Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Nice :)
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:iconchi-akuryou:
Chi-Akuryou Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
May I use this wonderful photo for part of my icon for the group WildBigCats that this deviation is featured in? Your art will be credited in a journal entry with a link to here. 
Thank you! (:
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014   Photographer
Yes, that would be awesome! :dance:
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:iconchi-akuryou:
Chi-Akuryou Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'll add it in (:
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014   Photographer
Schweet!  Can't wait to see it.  =D
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:iconchi-akuryou:
Chi-Akuryou Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014   Photographer
:w00t!:
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:iconabaloo72:
abaloo72 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
such a beautiful animal...
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013   Photographer
Definitely! :nod:
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:iconnymonyrya:
Nymonyrya Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013   Photographer
Yay!  Thank you!  :dance:
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:iconsonofspardadante:
SonofSpardaDante Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: amazing Love
nice shot
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013   Photographer
Thank you!  I'm hoping to get another awesome one of him we I go back to the zoo next weekend. 
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:iconsonofspardadante:
SonofSpardaDante Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome :hug: That would be awesome :D
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:iconperrydesign:
PerryDesign Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful *-*
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:iconart-eater:
Art-Eater Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh what a shot!!! 

I love clouded leopards <3 beautiful! 
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013   Photographer
Thanks!  Me, too.  =D
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:iconjxsnyder:
jxsnyder Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice capture!  The colors and depth of field are spot on!
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013   Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconnicky8:
Nicky8 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
you are featured HERE
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:iconnicky8:
Nicky8 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
such a beautiful shot!
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013   Photographer
Thanks!  This guy is one of my top favorites to see whenever we brave the traffic to go to the zoo.  =D
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:iconkoukatsumi:
kouKatsumi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Lovely!
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:iconpeccatori:
peccatori Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart: Amazing! :wow:
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013   Photographer
Thanks! =D
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:iconsemuele:
Semuele Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful!
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013   Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconearthhart:
EarthHart Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautifully caught, Squire :nod: :clap:
Sadly it is now, 2013, listed as Endangered, under the IUCNs Red Data Book :cry:
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013   Photographer
Dang, that's unfortunate.  Poor beasts.  =c
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:iconkirepapa:
KirePapa Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They are so pretty! This shot is amazing!
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner May 17, 2013   Photographer
Thank you!
They look so soft, too. Wish I could just stick my hand through the cage and pet him, haha.
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:iconkirepapa:
KirePapa Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are most welcome! :hug:

Yes they do! Haha, I know that feeling! (;
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:iconpoultrychamp:
PoultryChamp Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, how beautiful!
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:icongeorden:
Georden Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely shot - fabulous colours & perspective
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