Snapshot Serengeti Talk

Cheetah or leopard?

  • dms246 by dms246 moderator

    I spent ages going over and over this one - at first, I thought it might be a leopard, but eventually I went for cheetah - the shape of the shoulders and back seemed more cheetah-ish. Also the open setting seemed an unlikely place to see a leopard, whereas totally in keeping with how a cheetah lives and hunts. Would be interested to know what others think, though.

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  • dms246 by dms246 moderator

    Oh dear... now I'm thinking this is actually a lioness, and that the suggestion of spottedness is actually the result of the bits of grass etc in front of her.

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  • vdurand by vdurand

    I'd definitely say leopard.

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  • tirralirra by tirralirra

    I'd guess leopard because cheetah's heads are a bit smaller than this in proportion to their body.

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  • Angel_48 by Angel_48

    When you enlarge the picture you can see the rosettes on the shoulder so it is definately a leopard. 😃

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  • dms246 by dms246 moderator

    Thanks everyone! Heh... I should just have trusted my initial gut feeling that it was a leopard. I started to overthink and over analyse, and ended up totally unsure! 😃

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