My favorite photo of the week...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

My favorite photo of the week...

...perhaps even of the year, so far, even if it is almost three years old!

Ms. Sheena meets Master Rodent

One of a terrific series of images snapped by photography student Casey Gutteridge at the Santago Rare Leopard Project in Hertfordshire, U.K., it depicts a two-three month old rodent, purportedly of the genus Rattus Norvegicus, so desperate for something to eat, that it intruded on the mealtime of "Sheene," a 12-year old African leopard, to grab a bite for himself.


Call me "sappy," but I love the "Are you kidding me?!?" expression on the big cat's face as she tries to get a handle on exactly what's going on.

And no, there's no "big finish" where the rat comes to the keopard's rescue several year's later.

A more recent photo, taken last year by Wendy Salis­bury, of "Sheena" at her new home at Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne, Herts.


1. Champ19 said...

Great article, beautiful cat. Thanks, Dean.

I just love the look on the big cat's face... you could write a thousand captions for that photo, and they'd all be appropriate.
– Dean

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