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Top 10 Photos of Big Cats

Big cats are one of the most amazing animals on Earth. If you ever had the chance to get close to any of these species and look into their eyes, you have sensed the enormous power and grace they bear with.

Admiring these animals in their natural habitat is almost impossible and remains only a wish for most of us. Sadly, many species of big cats are threatened or endangered. We have selected the following photos of ten different species to bring you (virtually) closer to these amazing creatures.

1. Tiger (Panthera tigris)



The largest member of the cat family and the most admired animal. Some of the subspecies are extinct, and the rest are endangered. Today, an estimated total of  3000-4500 exist in the wild.

2. Lion (Panthera Leo)


via Daniel Hernanz

The lion is considered and said to be the king of the jungle. Despite the fact that he is only the second-largest member of the cat family, the lion deserves the title due to his majestic appearance and position as a top predator.

3. Jaguar (Panthera Onca)



The jaguar is the largest cat in the Americas living in the Southwestern United States and Mexico, and South America. This animal has an exceptionally powerful bite and kills its prey with one crushing bite to the skull.

4. Leopard (Panthera pardus)



Smaller and more slightly built than the jaguar, the leopard lives in the rainforestssoutheastEast Asia, and desert terrains of Africa.

5. Snow Leopard (Panthera Uncia)



There are only up to 6000 snow leopards left in the wild, mostly in the Himalayas in Asia.

6. Cougar (Puma Concolor)


via Bob and Lynn

Cougars are common in North and South America. These animals are exceptionally good jumpers; they can leap up to 39 feet.

7. Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)


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8. Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)


via  William Leasure

The medium-sized Clouded Leopard lives in the lush greens of the tropical evergreen rainforests, dry tropical forests, and mangrove swamps of Southeast Asia and the eastern Himalayas.

9. Black Jaguar (Panthera Onca)


found on Pinterest

Black Jaguars or often called Black Panthers, have black fur caused by melanism. Similarly, leopards can also have black fur.

10. Lynx


via Wim Tewinkel

There are more different types of Lynx, Canada, Alaska, European and Asian but all of them have stubby tails and long tufts on the ears.

4 thoughts on “Top 10 Photos of Big Cats”

  1. These magnificent animals are spectacular and fill our eyes and mind with amazement as we merely watch pictures of them. Many of these extraordinary cats are endangered or threatened and need our help. If we do nothing to help them out, our future generations will never get to see these magnificent animals. We need to step up to the plate and do whatever we can to prevent them from becoming extinct. Get involved, do something, big or small, it doesn’t matter as long as you get involved. Look up and you’ll soon find out how many organizations there are that need help to keep these animals alive, for us and future generations, our own children and our children’s children. They deserve, as we did, to see these splendid and glorious cats walk this great Earth in perfect freedom and thriving! I connect myself to WWF to see what’s going on with animals worldwide but you can look up other organizations if you wish. WWF is a start and for me, an exceptional environment that truly cares and makes an impact on animals’ lives. That is why I try to help in my own little way. If each of us did a little something, it would be pretty enormous and would have an outstanding positive impact. Please find it in your heart to help our big cat’s of this world and other animals from forever disappearing!


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