Amur Leopards are incredibly rare with less than 50 left in the wild. With that proximity to extinction they are nearly impossible to photograph in the wild, we were quite fortunate that one of the captive animals from my recent photography workshop was a magnificent Amur Leopard. Such an incredible animal!
I’ve been photographing this Amur Leopard since he was a kitten in the summer of 2012 and even then he was so sure of himself, you knew he was an apex predator. Check out this photo of the Amur Leopard kitten.
Interesting Amur Leopard Facts
- can run at speeds of up to 37mph (59.5kph)
- can leap more than 19 feet (5.8m) horizontally and up to 10 (3m) feet vertically
- weighs 70-100lbs (32-45k)
- also known as the Far East leopard, the Manchurian leopard or the Korean leopard
- the collective noun for a group of leopards is a Leap
Amur Leopard Photography
One of the enrichment activities that this Amur Leopard loves is chasing and catching a lure. It is surprising to me that he plays with toys just like playing with your cat at home, well except for the 100 lb part and those teeth!
Amur Leopard Photography Portfolio
You can see all of my Amur Leopard images in my online portfolio. You can order prints or license the images for your own needs. My Amur Leopard portfolio is…HERE.
Wildlife Photography Workshops
I lead photography workshops all across the country and several times a year, I work with a company that raises wildlife for movies and photographers. We usually have the opportunity to photograph this Amur Leoaprd. You can find out about my Wildlife Photography Workshops…HERE.