Big cats

While I was in Korkeasaari Zoo for the ice sculpting competition I was in for a pretty nice surprise. The big cats were surprisingly active and I got a few excellent shots of them and also saw one pretty spectacular bird! Here they are.

tiikerinaama Siberian Tiger (Panthera tigris altaica)

tiikerisivuThinking by the tree

tiikerihymyJust surveying my empire

tiikerihaukotusIs that a toothbrush on the fence?

amurinleopardit2Amur Leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) and her cub

amurinleopardit1Only around 40 of these feline predators are left in the wild

aasianleijonaAn Asiatic Lion (Panthera leo persica) observes the cage next door

lepardisivuAnd the leopard stares back

lepardiCan’t be watchful all the time

lepardikuvioA magnificent sight

lumileopardiSnow Leopard (Uncia uncia)

kuningasmerikotka1A contemplative Steller’s Sea Eagle (Halieetus pelagicus)

kuningasmerikotka2And an alert one

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